Health & Safety
Most businesses require at least a few processes and functions to run smoothly from day to day. And ensuring they are each carried out accurately and on time can be a worry. Not only do things need to be done, but they need to be done well. Health and safety compliance is no exception, yet it is often put towards the bottom of the pile. Therefore, health and safety outsourcing for your business is a sensible idea.
Postponing your health and safety checklist is risky business. What once might have seemed like a lesser priority, has the potential to come back tenfold. Get it wrong and there are huge ramifications for your business, reputation, bank balance, employees, customers, family and more.
A way to sidestep the this potential health and safety sinkhole is to consult an external health and safety company. There are numerous benefits of outsourcing to a health and safety service provider including:
Reading up on health and safety legislation for your business can be a time-consuming task. It can easily feel overwhelming sifting through documents as you try and identify the points that are most relevant to you and your business.
Outsourcing this task to a qualified health and safety expert takes a weight off your mind and frees up your time to focus on your core activities.
By planning and pre-empting situations, your expertly advised health and safety policy can massively reduce risks for you and your business. Think of it as a virtual safety net ready to catch you if you slip up.
The added value of outsourcing to a professional health and safety service provider is knowing that you are receiving the most up-to-date and legally compliant health and safety advice.
Health and safety compliance is a legal requirement, yet the overhead cost of hiring a full or even part-time health and safety employee could be costly and not something you had originally budgeted for.
Outsourcing gives you the opportunity to consult a health and safety expert, as and when you need the advice. This cuts down on overhead costs and ensures that you are only paying for the advice you need, when you need it.
The HR Dept Health and Safety team are qualified, knowledgeable and experienced in providing a wide range of health and safety advice. So, whether you’re just starting out or you need to revise your current processes, we have a health and safety solution to fit.
To find out more about our outsourced health and safety service, call us on 0345 208 1120 or email [email protected] or complete our contact form.
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Let The HR Dept be your Health and Safety net
Few go into business thinking: “I must get my health and safety right”. So maybe that’s why Health and Safety compliance has a reputation as one of the biggest bug-bears that employers face.
But the consequences of getting it wrong could be truly devastating for your business and indeed you and your family. Serious injury to you, your employees or customers – in a worst case scenario even death – could wreck everything. Not to mention the legal difficulties that you could be landed with, including fines and imprisonment.
Professional Health and Safety Advice
The HR Dept Health and Safety Advice Line is a comprehensive health and safety service. It provides you with unlimited health and safety advice, practical support and competent person provision. The health and safety advice that you receive from us is backed with legal expenses insurance. This means that if you follow our advice, you are covered if further legal assistance is required.
Our health and safety advice line is competitively priced. For just a small monthly fee you can call whenever you have a health and safety question concerning your business. In most cases you will get an instant answer. If your query is that little bit more complicated we will still get back to you with an answer within four hours.
Examples of concerns that you might want to clarify with a health and safety company can include: first aid, fire risk assessment, providing or maintaining safe equipment, working with substances safely or establishing emergency procedures.
By choosing health and safety outsourcing for your business, you can rely on a virtual safety net held tight by qualified experts.
Good Health and Safety is no accident
What a relief then that The HR Dept has a fully qualified Health and Safety team who can expertly guide and support you through your legal obligations: keeping you compliant and everyone around you safe and sound.
When you consider the sheer quantity of health and safety duties you are required to fulfil, you may quickly agree that our cost-effective services make a lot of sense. You must:
• provide a written health and safety policy when employing five or more people
• provide and maintain equipment and work systems which are safe and healthy
• deal with substances safely
• provide information, instruction, training and supervision
• maintain safe and healthy workplaces and the necessary facilities
• appoint a competent person or persons to assist with health and safety
• planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of health and safety measures
• carry out risk assessments
• establish emergency procedures
• Emergency first aid at work
• L2 health and safety in the workplace
That’s quite a to-do-list!
Contact us for help and a FREE review of your H&S Policies
If you feel daunted or exasperated at the time and effort it will take to get it all done, call our dedicated Health and Safety team on 0345 208 1120 or email [email protected]. They can discuss your requirements, offer you a free review of your existing health and safety policies and set you on the path to peace of mind.