Health and Safety – Why bother?
There are three main reasons why good Health & Safety Management is vital for the future of your business:
Accidents cost money. The Health & Safety Executive (H.S.E.) estimate that for each £1 of insured costs, there are between £8 – £36 of uninsured costs.
These costs have been calculated by one or more of the following:
In many cases demonstrating sound Health and Safety practices can be instrumental in winning new business.
The biggest asset of any business is the people who work for it. It is therefore imperative that these people are adequately protected. In addition to direct employees you will also have a “duty of care” to others who may be affected by your actions.
There are numerous Acts, Regulations, Orders and Rules outlining the specific requirements to correctly Manage Health & Safety in your business.
Failure to do so could result in one or more of the following: