Health & Safety Management

Each year people are killed at work and many are injured or suffer ill health.

In general, health and safety laws apply to all businesses, no matter how small. As an employer, or a self-employed person, you are responsible for health and safety in your business. You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment.

Health and safety compliance should not be onerous and should be a straightforward part of managing your business as a whole. It involves practical steps that protect people from harm and at the same time protect the future success of your business.

Good health and safety management will result in considerable benefits, including cost savings, increased productivity and better relations with both customers and employee

What is Health & Safety Management?

You will see on many health & safety consults web-sites a long list of things they can do for you. Such as: audit, inspection, accident investigation, and so on. However, we at DRA consider these disciplines to be an integral part of any good management system. In the proverbial nutshell “Good management is good health & safety management” and vice versa!

At DRA, we feel that we have taken a fresh approach to health and safety management, in that we view it as a wider umbrella within the risk management discipline. Risk management is any risk that threatens business, productivity and profit and as your employees are key to achieving your business goals, it is paramount that you do everything you reasonably can do to keep them happy, healthy and injury free.

Health and safety does not stand alone, it impinges on everything including human resources and your facilities. UK health and safety law is a fantastic tool to achieving in business as it should not stop your activities. It asks you to think about what you are doing, how you are doing it and the risks involved. From this you can then look to control / manage those risks.

The chart on the right is generally what you need to follow to achieve effective management.