Health And Safety Management Systems

A health and safety management system is a legal requirement for any business with more than five employees.

Your health and safety management system is the first port of call for any health and safety-related queries. It should be regularly reviewed, maintained and updated by your competent person to ensure that you have taken all necessary precautions to provide your employees with a safe working environment and that you are compliant with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Implementing a health and safety management system will allow you to identify any risks or hazards throughout your business and proactively apply the necessary measures to provide a safe working environment.

Your Health and Safety management system should include:

  • An organisational structure: This should define who within the company has responsibility for managing specific safety issues
  • A health and safety induction handbook: Informing employees of the organisation’s health and safety arrangements, employees’ legal responsibilities, workplace-specific safety rules to be adhered to and an induction checklist
  • An internal audit process: Including safety monitoring check sheets and safety records to demonstrate that key health and safety aspects are being undertaken, by whom, and when
  • Records of risk assessments and training courses attended to maintain health and safety certifications

What are the legal requirements?

All UK businesses with more than 5 employees are legally required to have the following in place:

  • A written, documented Health and Safety policy
  • Suitable and sufficient Risk Assessments to cover all risks to both employees and non-employees
  • Preventative and protective measures in place to reduce the risks outlined within the Risk Assessment
  • A Health & Safety Management System in order to plan, organise, control, monitor and review your Risk Assessments and preventative measures
  • Provide employees with appropriate Health Surveillance
  • Have a designated competent Health and Safety person on your premises
  • Ensure all of your staff fully trained with complete and up to date training records

Our Health and Safety Consultants are highly qualified, based around the UK and have a wealth of experience across a rage of industries. For a tailored quotation on how to reduce the risk and improve compliance within your business contact us today on 01527 571611.