Health And Safety In The Office

From 2012/2013, there were 175,000 over-7-day absences caused by injuries sustained in the workplace.

As an employer, you have a legal duty to make sure that your employees are protected as far as is reasonably practicable from risks that occur from working in an office.

We can provide all the measures you need to comply with Health & Safety regulations in your office - Call free on 0800 211 8331.

If you are unsure how to meet the HSE requirements for health and safety in the office, call us today for more information and advice.

An office may appear to be a relatively low-risk environment. However, office related illnesses such as stress and backache from using display screen equipment are one of the most common work-related illnesses suffered in the UK.

Health and Safety in a Office

Common risks from working in an office environment are as follows:

  • Working with display screen equipment
  • Stress in the workplace
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Manual handling.

Health and Safety Regulations in an Office

Following the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, all UK employers have a legal duty to ensure that health and safety in the office is assessed and managed appropriately to provide protection for all employees and visitors.

Our professional health and safety consultancy team can provide you with all the information and advice you need to make sure your business is fully compliant with the health and safety in the office regulations.

Due to the vast array of activities that can occur in office work environments. The following must be completed to abide by the health and safety in the office regulations:

  • A workstation risk assessment
  • A risk assessment for any lone workers (eg cleaners)
  • Special risks assessed for people with disability, young workers or new and expectant mothers
  • Lighting, temperature and ventilation assessment
  • Appropriate fire safety
  • Suitable and sufficient first aid measures are in place.

In the event that a business is found to be in breach of HSE regulations, the employer will be held responsible. Failing to comply with government standards can be a serious offence and HSE can prosecute, resulting in heavy fines for your business to pay and potential closure with immediate effect.

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

For more information and advice on health and safety in the office, call our knowledgeable customer care team today on 0800 211 8331.

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