Health and Safety is an important part of running a business. It is essential that the rules set out by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) are adhered to, as these rules are there to protect the employee and the employer. Health and Safety can cover a number of different areas within the business. It will cover protective clothing that the employee has to wear, if they are required to have protective clothing then this must be provided by the company.
It also covers more extreme aspects such as hazardous materials and the environment that these must be kept in and how the employees are to handle them. There is also the environment in which the employees are working in. These must be clean and comfortable and within the UK Health and safety regulations. It is all about risk assessment, that is, seeing the potential hazard before it has occurred and ensuring that no one gets injured or even worse killed whilst in the work place.
There are many health and safety training document that can assist in assessing the work place and ensuring that the health and safety regulations are abided by. If an accident does happen then a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident should be undertaken and a report declaring the findings and outcome should be published. If you are unsure of any of the rules regarding health and safety then Health & Safety services London are available for help and give useful advice through the mind field that is health and safety legislation.