If your business has five or more employees, you must in law have a health and safety policy that is put into writing. This is just one of the many health and safety responsibilities you have as an employer and company owner with staff, which is why it is important to hire safety consultancy services, to ensure that you are operating in line with the law. Other responsibilities you have as an employer include:
- Documents clearly stating your company’s health and safety practices, including how they are monitored.
- Carrying out risk assessments for all hazards in your workplace.
- Frequent contact with a safety consultant for health and safety advice.
The easiest way to ensure that your company is complying with the law is to have contact with safety consultancy services whenever they are required. Receiving advice from a health and safety consultant ensures that you as an employer are doing all you can to ensure that your workers are safe, and that they are working in the correct environment for their job. It also enables your workers to carry out their duties with the knowledge that their employer is responsible in their duty of care, and will support them in line with their responsibilities in law. At Phoenix Safety Services, our safety consultancy services will help you to keep on the right side of health and safety law while supporting your employees.
If you overlook health and safety, there are many risks and consequences, including financial penalties, injuries to employees and/or visitors, accidents, legal action, staff leaving the company and a potential loss of revenue and custom. As health and safety issues cost the UK economy around £18 billion every year, employers need to be responsible and ensure that they are operating within the law. Some companies suffer great financial complications following legal action (if an employee has been injured as a result of negligent health and safety operations), and some are even forced into bankruptcy because of the heavy legal and financial fines that are involved.
Health and Safety legislation in the UK can be complicated, which is why hiring safety consultancy services can bring you the peace of mind that you are upholding all your requirements in law as an employer. Our team of health and safety consultants at Phoenix Safety Services have an in-depth knowledge of HSE requirements, and can advise you on company policies, health and safety documentation, management of health and safety, training, risk assessments, site inspections and audits, accident assessments, health and safety manuals and more. We can help you to compile the correct documentation to give to employees to ensure that your business always compiles with legislation.
Adhering to health and safety legislation not only brings peace of mind to your business, but also helps to give staff a morale boost knowing that their employer cares for their well-being in doing their job. In turn, this can help boost productivity and staff morale, while decreasing the chances of accidents, injury and costly fines or legal action. Our safety consultants can keep you up to date with any changes in the law, and ensure that you and your staff always receive correct training and guidance on health and safety issues.
Phoenix Safety offers safety consultancy other the UK including: London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Wirral, Wakefield, Cardiff, Dudley, Wigan, Coventry, Belfast, Leicester, Sunderland, Doncaster, Stockport and many more.