The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

When Did Your Business Last Carry Out A Safety Audit?

When Did Your Business Last Carry Out A Safety Audit?

It is easier than many employers realise to manage workplace health and safety effectively. The right health and safety procedure for your business need not be difficult, time-consuming or expensive to manage. This article considers how to conduct an effective safety audit and the importance of regular safety inspections. Responsibilities for staff A key player in the safety inspection process is the health and safety officer (or officers), who is/are responsible for helping the business meet its health and safety obligations to staff, visitors and members of the public. The officer must be a ‘competent person’ possessing the knowledge and experience needed for the job. Together with the safety officer, and other relevant staff or union reps, you need to draw up a plan for the conduct of n... »