Health And Safety In The Workplace

Do you know which health and safety laws apply to your business? If not, your business could be breaking the law.

We can provide you with leading health and safety help and advice who will ensure that your business is fully compliant with UK law. Call for a Free Quote today on 0800 211 8331.

Following the the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, all UK employers must ensure they have taken adequate steps to protect the safety and health of their employees. This includes:

  • Providing welfare facilities
  • Ensuring a healthy working environment
  • Providing a safe working environment

Certain workplaces which may be more hazardous will have specific laws which must be abided by. If you are unsure which health and safety regulations apply to you, call us today.

Who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace?

In the event that health and safety laws are breached, the employer will be held responsible. Punishments for breaking health and safety laws can be severe, taking the form of heavy fines, potential jail time and in certain cases the closure of a business completely. It is essential that you avoid this and protect your employees and your business from breaking the health and safety in the workplace regulations.

Health and Safety in a Workplace

Government guidance defines the workplace as any non domestic premises or part of a premises which are available as a place of work. This includes schools, hospitals and care homes etc. Guidance stipulates the following:

  • Shared buildings, private roads, paths on industrial estates and business parks are all classed as places of work
  • The employer must consider lighting, ventilation, toilets, washing facilities and temperature
  • The employer must consider the needs of people with learning disabilities, young people and new and expectant mothers.
  • The employer must ensure all risks have been assessed and managed accordingly

If you do not have an appropriate health and safety programme in place then you are at risk of your business being shut down immediately.

We can provide you with fully accredited health and safety consultants who will assess your workplace and ensure your business is fully compliant with the health and safety in the workplace regulations.

HSE reserve the right to visit your work premises without any prior notice. Therefore, you must ensure that you are in compliance with the health and safety in the workplace regulations.

For more information and advice, call us today on 0800 211 8331.

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