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Health & Safety Advice & Useful Information

Health and Safety is our business; not just compliance to legislation but also the well-being of the people around us. We invest time and resources into our own ongoing education to ensure health and safety regulations are covered, but also exploring the practical advice that businesses need to know to implement health and safety throughout their organisations in an effective manner.

10 point Health and Safety Summary

Identify any potential hazards and evaluate the extent of the risks to your employees and take appropriate action. A further assessment should be carried out after an accident has occurred.

Such arrangements typically include planning, organising, controlling, monitoring and undertaking a review of the ‘protective and preventative measures’ that are in place. You must appoint at least one competent assistant to help you with these tasks.

You must not employ children under school-leaving age unless their employment is part of an authorised scheme.

Compile contact numbers of first aid assistance and emergency medical care for when injuries arise.

Inform them of the health and safety risks, the preventative and protective measures in place and the name of your competent assistant. Be aware of communication issues such as language differences.

Provide appropriate instructions and information.

Train employees as part of induction, upon transfer to a new job or area or when new equipment is introduced. Keep training records as evidence of this.

Make sure that your employees let you know of any health and safety shortcomings.

If an accident occurs, make a record of your findings during your investigation.

Log all the above actions taken.

The Health & Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national watchdog for work-related health and safety and illness issues. Their role is to prevent people being killed, injured or made ill by work. The HSE work together with businesses to create healthy places of work and to reduce and prevent risk.

The HSE website www.hse.gov.uk provides employers, businesses and self-employed people with basic information on what they must do to ensure they comply with health and safety law.

It may surprise you that Health and Safety laws apply to all businesses, no matter how small.   All employers and self-employed people are directly responsible for all health and safety in their business.

You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment.

Some HSE links that you may find useful

Health & Safety Legislation

Information on legislation regarding fire and disabilites

For more specific information on disabilities go to:

Evacusafe Policies and Procedures

You can view all our policies and procedures by clicking the links below [pdf format will open in a new window]:

Evacusafe Quality Assurance ISO 9001

Evacusafe UK are an ISO 9001 Quality Assured Company. Please click any of the links above to view our relevant policies and proceedures.

Useful Downloads

Infographics From Evacusafe

Infographics are a great way of displaying a collection of complex information in an easy-to-read graphical format.   They have been very popular in many industries for a number of years and at Evacusafe we intend to offer infographics, as and when required, available for free download on this page.

Please click on a link below to view the Infographic in PDF form (link opens in a new window):

Disability in the UK Inforgraphic

Evacusafe has released a very useful infographic which highlights some interesting statistics regarding disability in the UK.  You may be surprised what you learn.

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