We all know that having your own business comes with a tonne of responsibility. One of the biggest ones yet…keeping your business safe and compliant with the law – at all times.
You need to get it right. When you gamble with safety, you bet your life and other’s lives. THSP Risk Management care about you and want you to be successful when it comes to safety; this is our number one goal.
You might think that your health and safety is covered because you’ve got some paperwork to say it is, however, what if something was to happen? If an accident occurred at your workplace and you were taken to court. Is that paperwork enough to protect you?
Juries will now have to consider how health and safety accidents were managed and organised throughout the company as well as training, systems, and processes for managing safety and how they were operated – paperwork won’t cut it.
Are you aware of your responsibilities as an Employer?
Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Duties imposed on employers by MHSWR Regulation 7
(1) requires employers to appoint one or more competent persons to assist them in meeting their legal duties.
(2) requires the employer to make arrangements for ensuring adequate co-operation between the persons so appointed.
(3) requires the employer to ensure that the number of persons, the time available to them to undertake their functions and the means at their disposal are all adequate.
(5) says that a person shall be regarded as competent where they have sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable them to properly assist in undertaking the measures required.
Don’t worry, we can help you…
At THSP we are passionate about health and safety; we offer a personal and bespoke service that matches your individual requirements. You’ll have a 24/7 emergency helpline, your own dedicated account executive, and no call centres so you’ll have a single point of contact. Your personal consultant will come to visit you at your site, we think it’s important for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you. Our nationwide team of consultants are highly experienced in a range of sectors including: construction & demolition, manufacturing, engineering & fabrication, office & retail, leisure, food & hospitality.
If you think your health and safety isn’t up to scratch then don’t worry, we’ll be here to help you through every step of the way.
Act now to safeguard yourself and your business from prosecution and ensure that everyone returns home safely.
Call us on 03456 122 144.