Health and Safety

Overview

 

Mention Health & Safety to someone and you can almost see their eyes glaze over!  Whilst it isn’t a glamorous subject it is vital that it is taken seriously as it can increasingly result in a court appearance if it is ignored.

 

If your business has five or more employees or any self-employed worker then you must have a documented  Health & Safety policy with written risk assessments.

 

Many owners of small and medium-sized businesses find the entire area of Health & Safety  confusing and are put off by the sometimes bureaucratic legislation. Consequently they ignore it until they are forced to confront it when an accident at work results in a visit from an enforcement officer. Even if they are lucky and avoid a bad event they are still likely to receive an unscheduled visit at some point.

 

Signa can help business owners comply with the law by:

 

  • Advising the Directors of their legal responsibilities
  • Assisting clients to manage safety themselves
  • Communicating the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace to their staff and creating a positive Health & Safety culture.
  • Providing the internal business framework to help reduce risks and accidents
  • Minimising disruption to everyday operations whilst making sure work is carried out safely

 

There are many areas of H&S legislation that you need to comply with and Signa Business Advisers can assist in the preparation of:

 

 

  • An initial bespoke Health & Safety Audit
  • Health & Safety Policy statement and arrangements
  • Tailored training packages for owners, directors, managers and personnel
  • Annual site safety inspections
  • Training of Risk Assessors
  • Specific Job Risk Assessments
  • Accident prevention, investigation and reporting to the Health & Safety Executive
  • Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Marshall training
  • Electrical Safety training
  • Risk Assessments and training for manual handling
  • Safe working practices including slip and trip hazards on the workshop floor
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Assessments
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Assessments
  • First Aider training programmes
  • Liaison with HSE enforcement over improvement and prohibition orders
  • Negotiations with insurance brokers/underwriters to ensure that safety standards are reflected in insurance premium levels
  • Special ‘competent person’ retainer services

 

If you would like  more information on how Signa can help please call us on 01494 562738 or send us a message.

Signa Ltd

15 Battingswood Gardens

Naphill

Bucks HP14 4SR

Tel: 01494 562738

info@signabusinessadvisers.com

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