Kendon Safety can simplify your risk management and provide cost effective safety solutions.
A documented report measuring the effectiveness of your health and safety management system against the Health and Safety Executive guide HSG65, and assessment of compliance with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated relevant regulations (dependent on your business activities).
This will map out whether or not you are meeting your responsibilities in law, and what you need to do to comply.
Don’t wait for an accident to highlight any shortfalls!
The report will detail shortfalls (if any) and recommendations to increase your level of compliance.
You may choose Kendon Safety to support you in this process, or manage the recommendations yourself.
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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 has placed a responsibility on duty holders to manage fire safety within premises under their control. This has interlocking duties with other health and safety legislative requirements such as the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 and the Management Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. A Fire Risk Assessment, carried out by a competent person is a legal requirement.
The person responsible must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed, for the purpose of identifying the general fire precautions needed to comply with the requirements.
This should include applying the principles of fire risk management, current benchmark standards for fire mitigation, methods of detection and warning, suitable means of escape and the provision of adequate information, communication and training. The assessment should be completed by a competent person and the findings should be documented.
Where it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate identified risk, the responsible person must, so far as is reasonably practicable, you must apply measures to control the risk and mitigate the detrimental effects of fire.
Is your fire risk assessment upto date?
In accordance with the Health and Saftey at Work Act 1974, employers are required to ensure as far as reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare of their employees whilst at work, and ensure others are not endangered from their business undertaking. The amount of expertise and time necessary to comply with legislation will largely depend on the size of the organization and the type of business undertaking. However, in all circumstances the management of health and safety must be suitable and sufficient. If you have 5 or more employees your safety procedures and risk assessments need to be documented to comply with law.
What can go wrong?
Recent statistics suggest that approx. 630,000 injuries occur every year and are recorded in the workplace. 457,000 of these require up to 6 days off work. 154,000 require more than 7 days absence, and 154 are fatal. Direct cost to employers reaches a value of 2.5bn. Time taken to investigate accidents, managing claims, providing cover staff and loss of reputation are not compensated with insurance.
The corporate manslaughter Act of 2007 is very clear that individuals can be prosecuted under criminal law for breaches of health and safety law. The Health and Safety offenses Act 2008 raised the maximum fine for offenses in the lower courts from £5,000 to £20,000. It also increased the number of offenses for which an individual can be imprisoned.
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