An Expanding Business Needs Health and Safety Reviews and Updates
It is already well-known that a business needs to safeguard the health and safety of their employees by providing health and safety training and performing such tasks as risk assessments. Safety training will increase the knowledge of workers with regards to their awareness of risks and dangers which may adversely impact their well-being, and can reduce the likelihood of them bringing about a situation or initiating a sequence of events which causes an incident such as a fire or explosion.
A failure to provide training in health and safety matters, or to conduct reviews and risk assessments of the current state of the business, will leave it vulnerable to a situation which results in injury, ill-health or death to one or more persons which could have been avoided. Even if nobody were to die or even be adversely affected in any way, the incident could still cause harm to the environment in the form of pollutants and destruction of habitat for creatures living nearby. It may also be the precursor to a much larger incident which would in fact have a significant impact upon all forms of life that happened to be in the vicinity at the time.
Many Risk Assessments Only Look at the Current Hazards and Dangers
One of the drawbacks to many risk assessments and safety reviews is that, even if they are conducted on a regular basis, they will usually still only focus upon the current risks and hazards that have the possibility to impact health, safety and wellbeing. Although the pace will vary amongst different organisations and industries, a workplace is a changing environment where different processes, materials and numbers of people are just some of the factors which are frequently changing as the company alters output, adjusts to changing market conditions etc.
Many businesses may only perform a risk assessment at certain times such as once a year for example, no matter what major changes and alterations have taken place throughout the year. This is a mistake as significant changes can create and bring about new risks which were not otherwise an issue beforehand.
Expanding Businesses Need Frequent Risk Assessments
One particular occurrence and a prime case in point is an expanding businesses which makes substantial modifications and adjustments to the working environment throughout the year, but does not perform additional risk assessments that incorporate the additional dangers or potential situations which are brought about as a result of these changes. Just some of the innumerable risks and issues to take into consideration include:
Need an Accredited Course?
Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
Please click on a course title to find out more about what each one entails: