The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 says that there are three distinct sections to a health and safety policy; [Read more…]
When it comes to health and safety management, many companies work on an ‘as it needs to be done’ basis, but this often leads to things getting missed, or slipping through the net. By employing the PDCA cycle to your health and safety management, you are less likely to miss anything important, and you can truly say you’re doing the best that you can to keep your work premises safe for both customers and staff. [Read more…]
If there is one thing lacking in every business from a start-up to a multi-national corporation, it is the time needed to get things done. With tasks and activities competing for a priority notch on your to-do list, squeezing everything in – including an audit of health and safety practices and procedures – is almost impossible. So how can you audit your health and safety practices and processes when time is short? [Read more…]
But it can be a ‘dry’ subject where we rely on ‘common sense’ and people’s ‘practical approach’ to ensuring that what they do is safe, and that everything around them is safe. We assume that everyone sees the same hazards and can identify the same risks.
But we don’t, and that’s why these five tips for inducting new contractors in health and safety to maintain CHAS compliance are essential reading… [Read more…]
Internal audits are a valuable tool in understanding how well standards of health and safety practice are being maintained, as well as pinpointing vulnerable areas and strong practice too.
But how should you conduct a CHAS internal audit?