Workplace health and safety, also referred to as occupational health and safety, refers to the right of every employee, regardless of industry, to carry out their daily work in a safe environment. There are various laws and legislations that dictate what employers must do to facilitate this, to minimise accidents, injuries and fatalities. We are able to support your business with our training and consultancy offering that is bespoke to your business.
The two key components of measuring safety and health performance are:
Active monitoring Your business is required to carry out routine inspections and checks to see that standards are being maintained. Are the objectives and standards that were set being achieved? Are they effective?
Reactive monitoring This could be investigating injuries, cases of illness, bullying complaints, property damage and near misses – specifying in each case why performance was sub-standard.
What is the difference between a hazard and a risk?
A hazard, in general, refers to anything with the potential to cause harm in terms of human injury or ill-health, damage to property, damage to the environment or a combination of these, e.g. chemical substances, machinery or methods of work, whereas risk means the likelihood, great or small, that an undesired event will occur due to the realisation of a hazard. Risk is dependent on the likelihood that a hazard may occur, together with the severity of the harm suffered/consequences. Risk is also dependent on the number of people who might be exposed to the hazard.
Why Choose Tess Compliance and Safety?
Tess Compliance and Safety offers a comprehensive solution for all your Compliance and Safety training and consultancy needs. We have a proven track record, we listen and always strive to make a positive difference.
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