Delivery depends on an effective management system to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable This means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the real risk in terms of money, time or trouble. However, you do not need to take action if it would be grossly disproportionate to the level of risk. , the health and safety of employees and other people affected by your work.
Organisations should aim to protect people by introducing management systems and practices that ensure risks are dealt with sensibly, responsibly and proportionately.
- Profiling your organisation’s health and safety risks
- Assess the risks, identify what could cause harm in the workplace, who it could harm and how, and what you will do to manage the risk
- Decide what the priorities are and identify the biggest risks
- Organising for health and safety
In particular, aim to:
- Involve workers and communicate, so that everyone is clear on what is needed and can discuss issues - develop positive attitudes and behaviours
- Provide adequate resources, including competent advice where needed
- Implementing your plan
- Decide on the preventive and protective measures needed and put them in place
- Provide the right tools and equipment to do the job and keep them maintained
- Train and instruct, to ensure everyone is competent to carry out their work
- Supervise to make sure that arrangements are followed