Training, Assessments, Consultancy & Policies for the Workplace
EH Systems specialises in meeting the needs of businesses of all sizes who need to be compliant with legislation relating to health, safety and the workplace environment.
Our comprehensive range of courses are designed to provide a thorough and up-to-date grounding in a range of critical areas of health and safety including:
- Evacuation Chair Training
- Evacuation Chair Sales
- DSE/VDU Workstation Assessments
- DSE/VDU Assessor Training
- Manual Handling Training
This 10-Point List Shows Some of the Key Actions Required by Law that Apply to Nearly Every Business
As an employer, you are required to follow health and safety law to ensure that your workplace environment is safe and that the regulations are followed accurately.
Here’s a 10 Point Summary of What You Need to do:
- Carry out a risk assessment 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
- Health and Safety policy If you employ 5 or more people 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 person to help you with these tasks
- Only employ competent people You must not employ children under school-leaving age unless their employment is part of an authorised scheme
- Create contacts with external services Compile contact numbers of first aid assistance and emergency medical care for when injuries arise
- Provide comprehensive health and safety information to all your employees (including temporary staff) Inform them of the health and safety risks, the preventative and protective measures in place and the name of your competent person. Be aware of communication issues such as language differences
- Provide safety arrangements for your employees of other companies on your site Provide appropriate instructions and information
- Provide and deliver safety training 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
- Your employees Make sure that your employees let you know of any health and safety shortcomings
- Investigate an accident If an accident occurs, make a record of your findings during your investigation
- Keep all records Log all the above actions taken
Read more about areas where good health and safety practice can be implemented along with the benefits it can bring. If you want to know more about conducting risk assessments, developing health and safety policies or how the law applies to your business, contact EH Systems today to discuss your requirements.