Why run the risk of unlimited fines, prison sentences, director disqualifications and reputational damage?
These are not exaggerations or scare tactics by any means – they are facts, albeit cold and hard.
The reality is that when organisations don’t take health and safety obligations seriously, they end up in serious trouble.
Safe Team from HR Team is on hand to ensure none of those bad things happen.
Our commitment to excellence in compliance with health and safety legislation and more will ensure your organisation is in safe hands with Safe Team.
Safe Team is made up of health and safety specialists from a range of sectors. Our wide-ranging skillsets mean our clients’ can be assured of being assigned the right person with the right knowledge for their industry.
Health and Safety Services
HR Team offer a range of health and safety services for a wide range of sectors throughout Belfast and Northern Ireland. To find out more click below.
We have listed some of our most frequently asked questions below, if you find your question is not listed please get in touch.
A Health & Safety Policy is a legal requirement under Section 2(3) of the HASAWA. Employers with 5 or more employees must have a written Health & Safety Policy, which should contain a Statement of Policy, as well as Organisation and Arrangements. Employers must bring it to the attention of employees and it must be revised and updated, as required.
Yes. Regulation 7 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations states that: “Employers shall appoint one or more competent persons to assist in undertaking the measures necessary to comply with relevant legislation.”
At least one safety representative must be designated.
Regulation 3 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations states that all employers shall “suitably and sufficiently” assess any risk to the health and of their employees while they are at work. It further states that employers with five or more employees must have written risk assessments.
A risk assessment will be reviewed should there be reason to suspect that it is valid no longer or there has been significant change in the matters to which it relates, a risk assessment shall be reviewed.
The regulations note that employers should not employ young persons unless, in relation to risks to the health and safety of young persons, they have made or reviewed an assessment.
Reporting and recording are legal requirements. The report tells the enforcing authorities for occupational health and safety (HSE and local authorities) about serious incidents and cases of disease. It helps them identify where and how risks arise and establish whether investigation is required. It also allows HSE and local authorities to target their work and provide advice on the avoidance of work-related injuries, ill health, deaths and accidental loss.
Information on accidents, incidents and ill health can be used as an aid to risk assessment, helping to develop solutions to potential risks. Records also help in the prevention of injury, ill health, and control costs from accidental loss.
You must keep a record of any reportable death, injury, occupational disease or dangerous occurrence – all work-related injuries that result in a worker being away from work or unable to carry out a full range of normal duties for more than three consecutive days (not counting the day of the accident but including any weekends or other rest days).
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