The benefits of effective health and safety management to small businesses are very significant. There is clear evidence that effective health and safety management contributes directly to overall business success. This is true across all industry sectors and amongst businesses of all shapes and sizes. Apart from the obvious legal and moral duties you have as an employer, consider the possible consequences of a serious workplace accident in your business.
Think about managing without a key employee while he/she is recuperating following an accident. Think about the damage to your brand and your business reputation. Think about increased insurance premiums or compensation claims. A positive and proactive approach to health and safety management can minimise the potential for financial damage to your business.
- Introduction to the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007.
- The Company’s Safety Statement and Risk assessments.
- Employer and Employee Duties.
- Consultation and the Safety Representative
- The Role of the Health and Safety Authority.
- Maternity Employees at Work Regulations.
- Accident Reporting
- Emergency Evacuation Procedures.
- Fire Safety at Work
- First-Aid at Work
- Safe Manual Handling
- Safe use of Electricity
- Safe use and storage of chemicals.
- Safe use of VDU’s (visual display units)