March 23rd 2020, this was the day Boris Johnson announced lockdown measures. It feels like forever ago!
Thankfully, the government guidelines are slowly starting to lift, allowing some of us to return to back to work, including the construction industry, as well as garden centres, some restaurants and cafes who are able to offer takeaways.
What are Asbestos surveys and why do we need them?
If you work in construction, it is the law for you to know about asbestos and its risks. Asbestos is an incredibly dangerous material and can have a detrimental effect on those working in the construction industry, as well as those in other industries.
What Is PAS 91?
PAS 91 is a standardised pre-qualification questionnaire which has been developed to reduce the need for contractors to complete a variety of different pre-qualification questionnaires for different, and in some cases, the same clients.
We know that Health and Safety is not the sexiest of topics. It is, however, vitally important in all areas of working and personal life to keep those we have a responsibility to safe and well.
Health and Safety in the workplace is essential in order to reduce costs and risks, lower employee absence and turnover rates. When a company is non-compliant with their health and safety the risk could be astronomical to a company’s bank balance, due to the threat of legal action or a damaged reputation impacting on future business opportunities.
It is in an organisations duty of care to have formal procedures for auditing and reporting health and safety performance. Audits allow companies to protect employees and customers from harm and a correctly conducted audit can ultimately protect a company. They are a positive management tool and each company should operate within their legal obligations for health and safety.
Companies may often consider the integration of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 (formally OHSAS 18001) In order to do this companies must first evaluate the advantages or disadvantages of integration.
All organisations and businesses need to comply with Health & Safety regulations within their operation. Abbott Rose Consulting Ltd has developed this step by step guide to health and safety for business owners, managers and those responsible for implementing health and safety policies, processes and procedures in their workplace. These useful tips and resources will help to enable you and your workforce to be proactive not reactive in the face of compliance.
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