There are so many questions that you have to face when dealing with Health & Safety in the workplace that it can sometimes be hard to keep up. Below I’ve listed a collection of the questions I get asked most often!
Does Health & Safety cost a fortune?
Absolutely not. The “cost” of H&S should be viewed as an investment, not a cost. A H&S failing resulting in an accident will soon show you the real cost (read the blog article “If you think H&S is expensive, try an accident).
If you carry out a H&S inspection and find failings you would inform the authorities?
No, I am there to help you become safe, compliant and reduce the risk of incidents. What we discuss is between us.
If I have a H&S inspection and there are lots of actions required, I may not be able to afford to complete all the actions at once?
Following the H&S inspection we would discuss the report prioritising the order of any work that is required.
Why do we need a Competent Person?
It is a legal requirement every business has a named Competent Person for their H&S.
We have completed our own risk assessment but how do we know we are on the right track?
I can review and discuss any obvious issues with you if that would help.
We use contractors, so they are liable for H&S failings, not us?
Wrong, you have a duty of care and can still be prosecuted along with the contractor.
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