Safeguard – Spring 2019

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Safeguard Magazine - Spring 2019

Spring is synonymous with fresh starts and new beginnings   It also sees the start of a new tax year.

It’s no surprise then that these two factors are responsible for seeing so many people start a new business during this season.

From experience, we know that sitting down and grappling with health and safety legislation won’t be a top priority for many of these individuals, let’s be honest it’s probably one of the least exciting elements of starting a new business especially as it doesn’t bring in money!

To help make this an easier task, in this issue we share advice and guidance that will help you to manage health and safety from very beginning of your new venture.

Often with new businesses comes new staff and we reveal the five key areas that you should include in a company induction when employing new members to your team.

The Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – or FSO – came into effect in 2016 and the Order dictates that where premises exist as a workplace, the employer is usually the person/organisation responsible for Fire Safety.  Therefore, it is vitally important that employers have a firm understanding of their fire risk management responsibilities.  In this issue we share some of the recent questions we’ve been asked by Safeguard Members when it comes to their responsibilities together with our answers.

Plus, we look at one area often ignored by employers – emergency lighting.

Regulations state that emergency routes and exits requiring illumination must be provided with emergency lighting of adequate intensity in the case of failure of their normal lighting.  As the employer, it is up to you to determine where the lighting is located and the type of lighting used.  Ensure you make the right decisions in your business by working through our four step guide on Emergency Lighting

And, as always, we introduce you to a member of our team and share some of the amazing achievements of our customers.

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