The Importance of Health & Safety Reviews

It is easy for a lot of businesses to assume that having put time and effort into creating and implementing their health and safety policy, procedures, risk assessments etc., they can then sit back and relax. Health and Safety, like…

Blog4th Aug 2023

It is easy for a lot of businesses to assume that having put time and effort into creating and implementing their health and safety policy, procedures, risk assessments etc., they can then sit back and relax. Health and Safety, like many business processes, is a bit more complicated than that, and can also be very dynamic. The pace of change, growth, development, and demand on a business can have a huge impact on its ability to maintain and meet health and safety compliance.

Regular review of health and safety in a business is necessary to ensure that: –

• you continue to maintain compliance with health and safety law and best practice.
• you capture learning within the organisation, and out with the organisation, that improves how you manage health and safety.
• you identify gaps in your arrangements that may leave employees at risk and the business exposed to prosecution and claims.
• You can demonstrate to enforcing authorities that you are managing your health and safety risks.
• You can demonstrate to your employees that their health, safety, and wellbeing is important which improves employee morale and retention.
• You can demonstrate competitive edge in tendering and bidding processes.
• You can achieve industry accreditations and recognition.

Creating and implementing the policy and supporting procedures is just the starting point. To be effective businesses must adopt a continual improvement approach to health and safety and aim to be health and safety “leaders” in their sector and not “followers”.

At AAB People, we are experienced in carrying out a wide range of health and safety reviews, from straight forward workplace inspections and documentation reviews to strategic health and safety reviews covering all aspects of a business from leadership to shop floor. If you think that your health and safety arrangements are in need of review why not give us a call?

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