Workplace health and safety
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TLC for the workplace and your employees ❤️ Are you confident in your health and safety practices?

Still in the month of February, we’re focussed on caring and loving your workplace to create the best working environment to run a safe business for you and your employees.

Assessing risk, monitoring the environment and understanding employee wellbeing are just a few of the overall workplace duties. With different industries comes different hazards;

  • Falls and Falling Objects
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Fire Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Repetitive Motion Injury.

We’re here to help navigate the confusing legal requirements and ensure your business compliant and your employees safe and well. Operate a safe working environment with our occupational hygiene, legionella control and health and safety services. Experienced consultants and specialists deliver a quality service to ISO 9001:2015 standards in the UK and Internationally. Take a look below at our solutions.

We work with all sectors and the most at-risk work includes:

  • Construction
  • Demolition
  • Quarrying
  • Mining
  • Potteries
  • Ceramics
  • Manufacturing

Health and Safety at Work Regulations

In 2022/23 an estimated 1.8 million workers were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their work and 561,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury at work.

As an employer, you’re required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm.

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the minimum you must do is:

  • identify what could cause injury or illness in your business (hazards)
  • decide how likely it is that someone could be harmed and how seriously (the risk)
  • take action to eliminate the hazard, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk

Benefits of good health and safety

Addressing health and safety should not be seen as a regulatory burden: it offers significant opportunities. Benefits can include:

  • reduced costs;
  • reduced risks;
  • lower employee absence and turnover rates;
  • fewer accidents;
  • lessened threat of legal action;
  • improved standing among suppliers and partners;
  • better reputation for corporate responsibility among investors, customers and communities;
  • increased productivity, because employees are healthier, happier and better motivated.

Costs of poor health and safety at work

HSE statistics reveal the human and financial cost of failing to address health and safety:

Each year:

  • Millions of working days are lost due to work-related illness and injury.
  • Thousands of people die from occupational diseases.
  • Around a million workers self-report suffering from a work-related illness.
  • Several hundred thousand workers are injured at work.
  • A worker is fatally injured almost every working day.
  • Organisations can incur further costs – such as uninsured losses and loss of reputation.

Safety First’s Health & Safety Solutions:

In the UK ‘The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974’ lays out the duties that business must adhere to in order to meet the required levels of health and safety for employees and the general public (if applicable). At Safety first we help you to maintain excellent health and safety for your workforce, and to ensure that you meet the required compliance regulations for several areas of workplace health and safety.

Our key services include (but not limited to):

·       Retained Health & Safety

·       Health and Safety Management System

·       Health and Safety Risk Assessment

·       Health and Safety Regulations Compliance

·       Training

& additionally;

·       Occupational Health Surveillance

All Safety First technicians are experienced and highly-qualified in assessing your workplace for risks and proposing measures for eliminating or minimising these risks.

Contact our friendly team of experts to find out more.

Safety First’s Occupational Hygiene Services:

We have dedicated services to assist with monitoring, assessing and controlling short and long term exposure risks such as occupational exposure monitoring, hand-arm & whole-body vibration monitoring, LEV testing, workplace noise assessments and environmental noise impact assessments, lighting studies and much, much more.

Our key services include (but not limited to):

·       Occupational Exposure Monitoring

·       Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

·       Hand Arm Vibration Assessment

·       Whole Body Vibration Assessment

·       Workplace Noise Assessment

·       Environmental Noise Assessment

·       Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Systems

·       COSHH Risk Assessment

All Safety First technicians are experienced and highly-qualified in assessing your workplace for risks and proposing measures for eliminating or minimising these risks.

Contact our friendly team of experts to find out more.

Health & Safety Key figures for Great Britain (2022/23)

  • 8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which
    • 875,000 workers suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety
    • 473,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder
  • 2,268 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2021)
  • 135 workers killed in work-related accidents
  • 561,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 60,645 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £20.7 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2021/22)

Self-reported work-related ill health

HSE stats 2

Self-reported workplace injury

Self reported illness

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