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Health and Safety – Why bother?

MakeTimeForHealthAndSafetyThere are three main reasons why good Health & Safety Management is vital for the future of your business:

  • Financial

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:

  • Loss of Production
  • Time spent Investigating Accidents
  • Fines & Legal Costs
  • Fee for Intervention by HSE
  • Replacement Staff & Re-Training
  • Bad Publicity
  • Increased Insurance Premiums


In many cases demonstrating sound Health and Safety practices can be instrumental in winning new business.

  • Morale

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.

  • Legal

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:

  • Prosecution leading to Fine or Imprisonment.
    (Note fines cannot be insured against.)
  • Prohibition or Improvement Notices.
    (Note the cost of these can often be high and are a direct cost to your business.)
  • Removal of Equipment, Articles or Substances for testing, or to be destroyed if unsafe.
    Fee for Intervention by HSE


Published Date: 7th October 2015
Category: Health & Safety, Uncategorized



Health and Safety – it doesn’t have to be complicated.

We all know the importance of meeting our legal (and moral) obligations regarding Health & Safety in the workplace. Unfortunately it’s not always easy to determine the scale of what is required and where the highest priority should be given. Ensuring compliance with every piece of relevant health and safety legislation can be a full time job in itself so if you are a small business how do you manage to do it?

Our solution is not only straight forward but is also cost effective. We will work with you to cut through the reams of documentation and to interpret exactly what is relevant to your particular business activities. Having identified the requirements we can then put together a plan to ensure full compliance in the most convenient and sensible way possible.

Due to the size of FKR we are able to offer a personalised service, whatever the size of your company. We don’t believe that the time or attention we dedicate to you should be proportional to your spend with us. The service package which we will provide will be tailor made to meet your specific health and safety needs rather than generic documents which some other companies use -manuals designed to cover everything but covering nothing effectively.

We will work as closely as we can with your business using any in-house expertise and knowledge that you may already have. We recognise that you might only need us to provide a proportion of your Health & Safety requirements or even just to provide the necessary training for your personnel. With this in mind we offer our support in a number of ways including retained services, ad hoc services and training courses.

Whichever route you decide is right for you we will ensure, from the outset, that our service, standards and approach are clearly laid out for you and that you understand the costs involved.



Published Date: 5th September 2015
Category: Health & Safety, Uncategorized



Health and Safety Week 2015

Health and Safety Week 2015 takes place between 15th and 19th June 2015.

This year health and safety week focusses on occupational health.



Published Date: 4th June 2015
Category: Uncategorized