As an employer, you have a duty of care towards your employees to ensure that their health & safety at work is respected, managed and provided for. If you do not implement the appropriate policies and procedures, then the consequences can be severe.  Peninsula’s Health & Safety Services (and small business health and safety service) can help your business to ensure that you are compliant and adhere to all the necessary obligations, requirements and standards.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are over 150,000 injuries in the workplace each year in the UK. If such an injury were to happen in your workplace, you could face serious consequences unless you have the correct health and safety policies and procedures in place. But what do we mean by ‘health and safety policies and procedures’?

Put simply, a policy is a statement that you are maintaining the required level of health and safety in the workplace; this should include the procedures (tasks, responsibilities, rules etc.) you have in place to achieve this.

Therefore, typical health and safety policy and procedures should include:

  • The risks present in your workplace: are you aware of the risks? Are you monitoring them and reducing them wherever possible? Are your staff informed and updated on potential hazards and risks in the workplace?
  • How you are managing any hazardous substances, equipment or machinery? Are your staff informed, educated and trained in these areas?
  • The actions required to minimise these risks: are you doing the best you can to ensure all risks are managed and minimized?
  • Whose responsibility it is to ensure these actions are taken? What are your reporting lines and  management structure when it comes to health & safety?
  • Who records and monitors incidents and tasks? Do you have clear monitoring systems in place?
  • What happens in case of emergencies? What happens if the worst happens?

Peninsula can draw up a bespoke health and safety policy for your workplace, complete with an inspection of your premises to ensure nothing has been missed. We also provide clients with a visitor book template and risk assessment pack to ensure all the necessary paperwork is in order.

How Peninsula supports your safety policy and procedures

Of course, having the right health and safety policy and procedures is all very well on paper. But what happens in real life is often a very different matter especially in high pressure situations. Fortunately, clients can call our 24/7 employment law helpline for advice on anything from filling out a form to coping with the aftermath of a serious accident.

Alternatively you could consult our library of online guidance notes written by our team of health and safety experts. When setting up your policy and procedures, we’ll advise you on the best way to implement the correct protocols.

Peninsula can also provide you with HR software that sets reminders for health and safety responsibilities, as well as fire risk assessment software that reduces the burden of this particularly dreaded task.

Finally, clients can obtain health and safety and employment law training from our team of experts. Ultimately, it’s vital that employers understand health and safety legislation themselves rather than relying on a third party. Our aim is to empower you to make decisions, be proactive, and go above and beyond the standard policy and procedures.

Health and Safety Arrangements and Action Plan

As an employer, you have a duty of care towards your employees to ensure that their health & safety at work is respected, managed and provided for. If you do not implement the appropriate policies and procedures, then the consequences can be severe.  Peninsula Business Services can help your business to ensure that you are compliant and adhere to all the necessary obligations, requirements and standards.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are over 150,000 injuries in the workplace each year in the UK. If such an injury were to happen in your workplace, you could face serious consequences unless you have the correct health and safety policies and procedures in place.

At Peninsula Business Services, our experienced team of Health & Safety consultants will develop a set of specific Health & Safety arrangements for your business. These arrangements work alongside a bespoke action plan to provide a roadmap and benchmarks, which will help you to develop and manage your Health & Safety systems.  Alongside our 24/7 health and safety Advice Line, we ensure you have a helping hand every step of the way.