Health And Safety

Health and Safety in the workplace

It is important to keep up to date with your health and safety policy at work. We can provide you with our knowledge about how to stay safe using electrical appliances and how to carry out regular user checks to keep employers and employees safe at all times. Whilst carrying out our PAT testing we will notify you of any potential risks due to electrical faults not just related to PAT testing ( i.e. damage to wall sockets/plugs/leads or any other dangers)

The law says...

Every business must have a policy for managing health and safety.

A health and safety policy sets out your general approach to health and safety. It explains how you, as an employer, will manage health and safety in your business. It should clearly say who does what, when and how.

If you have five or more employees, you must write your policy down. If you have fewer than five employees you do not have to write anything down, but it is useful to do so.

It's important to keep your policy updated, and share any changes to it, with your employees.

When writing your Health and Safety policy you must state your intent and your commitment to this policy. Review and revise this regularly and also discuss with senior members of your company. 

You must also state who is on the policy and their responsibilities, as well as any practical arrangements you have in place.

It is important to have a risk assessment in place. (We can provide a method statement on request prior to work being carried out)

Employers & employees should be up to date with any training they may need during their employment. They should sign any documents to say they have been fully trained and acknowledgement of risks if any part of the policy isn't adhered to.

The legal requirement to write a policy is included in the Health and Safety at Work Act. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations explain the steps you must take to manage health and safety.

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