Health & Safety Risk Management
Whether you work in the public or private sector, you must ensure the health and safety of your employees, clients and the general public. All our consultants are fully conversant with all the relevant legislation including the Managing Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (MHSW), and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Benchmark Safety Group can take the pressure off you. We specialise in undertaking Health and Safety Risk Assessments, Accident Investigations and Safety Audits – leaving you free to focus on your core business with greater peace of mind. Our fully trained consultants can manage health and safety at your workplace to ensure you meet all the relevant standards. Site visits can be planned around the demands of your business ensuring minimal disruption to your daily routines.
Our Health & Safety Risk Management services
Our Health & Safety Risk Management services include:
What are the benefits of a clean safety record?
The moral or ethical reason for preventing accidents is that it is wrong to cause injury by allowing hazardous environments or activities to exist. Injury in the workplace can lead to pain and suffering, a loss of earnings and potential disability.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states:
The employer shall ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees at work so far as is reasonably practicable.
It shall be the duty of every employee to which these Regulations apply –
(a) to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themself and of any other person in the workplace who may be affected by their acts or omissions; and
(b) as regards any duty or requirement imposed on the Company, his employer or any other person by these Regulations and the Act or any regulation or rule made thereunder, with regard to health and safety, to co-operate with that person so far as is necessary to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with.
There are other legal requirements to prevent accidents, however this regulation states the requirement in a clear manner.
This aspect is largely a financial consideration for the employer although there are also considerations which affects the employees – this includes the costs of recruiting a replacement and investigating the accident, enforced penalty fines, and a loss of work and reputation due to poor HSE performance.
It is quite evident why companies have a duty of care to prevent accidents. Similarly all employees and personnel who work in the business have a duty of care to themselves and others to prevent accidents.
REMEMBER: Failure to comply with Health & Safety Regulations can result in criminal prosecution and imprisonment.
How can we help your business?
If you have an enquiry or would like to find out more about how Benchmark can help enhance the safety of your business and its personnel, please get in touch using the contact form, or by phoning 0116 230 3476.
One of our expert consultants will then get in touch with you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!