Safetywise: Using the Guidance Notes

Peninsula Team

February 03 2013

Peninsula Business Services’ Health & Safety Guidance Notes provide industry specific assistance on the current legislation and advice on how to maintain best practice. They also provide assistance when used in conjunction with the bespoke Health & Safety Policy and Arrangements which has been set up for your organisation by one of our dedicated Business Safety Consultants. Accessing the catalogue of Guidance Notes couldn’t be simpler. Once you have logged in to BusinessWise all you need to do is navigate to the SafetyWise tab and select ‘Guidance Notes’ from the documentation section on the right hand side. On entering the Guidance Notes section you will see a list category headings. Once expanded, you will be presented with the selection of Guidance Notes relevant to those categories. For example if you require assistance on ‘Hand Tools’ this will be found in the section ‘Plant & Equipment Safety’. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure which heading suits the guidance you are looking for, simply take a look at the Conversion Table which acts as a glossary and informs you exactly where you can find what you are looking for. Once you have found the relevant Guidance Note you then have the option to add it as a bookmark within the Guidance Notes section so you don’t have to repeat the process of finding it again. You will also notice that each Guidance Note has a number scheme (1-1, 1-2 etc) – these numbers correspond to the Safety Arrangements that have been set up in your bespoke Health & Safety Policy. An example of this would be Pest Control, the Safety Arrangement is numbered 3-4, so by selecting the category 3 in Guidance Notes (Workplace Safety) you will see the 4th Guidance Note is ‘Pest Control’. This will help you in establishing best practice for all those issues that our dedicated Health & Safety Consultant has discussed with you when setting up your policy. The benefit of these being available exclusively online is that when any Guidance Note is updated or new ones created, they will be available immediately so you will always be up to date with legislation without you having to order any new documentation from us. You will also receive a message to your BusinessWise inbox to alert you to the update. By Gary Armitt

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