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It's easy and cost-effective to prevent accidents at your company. There are three things you can do to help make your workplace safer.
Put in place a management system
  • Plan: work with your employees to identify potential problem areas and set goals for improvement.
  • Train: give your employees the knowledge to identify and take action over potential risks.
  • Organise: make employees, including cleaning and contract staff, responsible for specific areas.
  • Control: ensure working practices and processes are being carried out properly and keep a record of all cleaning and maintenance work.
  • Monitor and review: talk to your employees so they can feedback on how measures are working.
Carry out regular risk assessments
  • Look out for hazards like lighting, uneven floors and trailing cables.
  • Decide who might be harmed and how, especially older people or disabled people.
  • Consider the risks, note any potential problems and do something about them.
  • Record your findings.
  • Regularly review the assessment.
Know the law
It's a good idea to read up and be aware of:
  1. Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
  2. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999)
  3. Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations (1992)

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