Are you doing everything to protect yourself from the risk of prosecution or imprisonment?
Improving the health and safety culture within your business is not just about obeying the law and being socially responsible, it also makes good business sense. However, whilst health and safety rules and regulations are essential and must be adhered to, it doesn’t mean that they’re not complicated and often confusing.
As a business owner it is your responsibility to comply with all relevant legislation but keeping up to date with ever changing laws and interpreting them in the right way, is often very difficult.
You may not have the knowledge or expertise to get it right and when you’re caught up with the day to day running of your business, and time is tight, things are often forgotten or overlooked. When this happens is can literally be fatal, leading to serious, costly repercussions.