You might think that your health and safety is covered because you’ve got some paperwork, but if an accident occurred at your workplace and you were taken to court, would that paperwork be enough to protect you, or even worse, would it be used against you?
Mental Health has become the hottest topic in the industry with the number of sufferers increasing year-on-year at an alarming rate.
Over 450 construction workers committed suicide in 2016 and statistics now show that each day, two construction workers take their own life. That is an increase of circa 165% in just two years.
In light of World Mental Health day, we thought it would be helpful to answer the following questions on what has become a highly discussed and emotive topic industry wide.
When you consider the increase in penalties and fines for those companies failing in their health and safety duties, you can see why more and more of them are choosing to use THSP for their competent person, advice, training and inspections.
Fines for health and safety failings are on the rise. A property management firm has recently been ordered to pay a £15,000 fine for failing to carry out asbestos surveys in properties where extensive refurbishment works were being carried out.
The number of employees taking time off for mental health reasons has risen by 30% according to 1,000 business leaders, surveyed for the British Chambers of Commerce in May 2018. Half of those surveyed admitted that they did not access occupational health support for their staff.
CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) courses are ideal for anyone already working in a role of site supervision or planning on working in that role. THSP Risk Management regularly runs SSSTS courses at their head office in Bedford, in-house at your premises or at locations in Central London.
Not only have fines for health and safety breaches risen since February 2016, but now prison sentences for gross negligence manslaughter have increased to up to 18 years.
“What counts as a suitable risk assessment?” It‘s better to be safe than sorry, however, if you feel a little out of your depth ask yourself “is it time to outsource your health and safety?”
In 2000, an independent work-related road safety task group carried out a survey, which established that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is at work at the time.