Health & Safety Management

Our aim is to keep health and safety documents functional and concise, with the emphasis on their effectiveness rather than sheer volume of paperwork.

Legal duties

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to have arrangements to control health and safety risks. As a minimum, they should have in place the processes and procedures required to meet the legal requirements, including:

  • A written health and safety policy (if you employ five or more people);
  • Assessments of the risks to employees, contractors, customers, partners, and any other people who could be affected by their activities – and record the significant findings in writing (if they employ five or more people). Any risk assessment must be ‘suitable and sufficient’;
  • Arrangements for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures that come from risk assessment;
  • Access to competent health and safety advice
  • Providing employees with information about the risks in your workplace and how they are protected;
  • Instruction and training for employees on how to deal with the risks;
  • Ensuring there is adequate and appropriate supervision in place;
  • Consulting with employees about the risks at work and current preventive and protective measures.

The place of work has a significant impact on a business’s health and safety, wealth, morale and productivity of employees and visitors alike. Companies are becoming evermore mindful of the need to make sure their situations and place of work are safe and healthy and that they are compliant with all safety and health regulations. Often this requires the support of external health and safety consultants.

 

Our aim is to keep health and safety documents functional and concise, with the emphasis on their effectiveness rather than sheer volume of paperwork.

Focusing too much on the formal documentation of a health and safety management system will distract you from addressing the human elements of its implementation – the focus becomes the process of the system itself rather than actually controlling risks.

To be effectively managing health and safety in the workplace it is not just about having a management or safety management system. The success of whatever process or system is in place still hinges on the attitudes and behaviours of people in the organisation (this is sometimes referred to as the ‘safety culture’).

RCL, with its hugely experienced consultants, ensures your business’s health and safety management system is fit for purpose.  We will help you to meet your health and safety legal obligations, to best protect employees, contractors and visitors from harm. 

Our team of consultants are experts at providing management systems, designed specifically for businesses, around their needs, goals and best expectations. We can offer services from workplace support, such as health and safety risk assessments, useful training advice through to full Health and Safety Management. RCL’s services include:

  • Health and Safety Gap Analysis
  • Health and Safety Management (Competent Person)
  • Internal Audits and Follow Up
  • Health and Safety Site Inspections
  • Risk Assessments
  • Specific health and safety project management
  • Annual revision of health and safety procedures and risk assessments
  • Accident Investigation and Reporting to Enforcing Authorities
  • Assistance in achieving accreditations, including Safe Contractor, CHAS, etc
  •  Health, Safety and Environmental Legal Updates

RCL’s can offer workplace health and safety site inspection services and provide business support and advice. Our consultants will determine what criteria any inspections will be measured against and, on a risk based basis how frequently they should be undertaken. A full written report will be provided detailing prioritised recommendations and if required help in planning their implementation.

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