Health & Safety Reviews – what are they, and why they are important…

Health and safety reviews are fundamental in ensuring your Health and Safety Management System is up to date. With businesses evolving, advances in technology and best practices and guidance changing, businesses can often find that their systems and processes are out of date and need refreshing. A Health and Safety Review tells you whether your system is effective in managing risk and protecting people.
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Some reasons for a health and safety review include:
• Change in business operations
• Change in business location
• Change in business structure
• Following an accident or near miss
• If you have not had one in the last year.
• In preparation for Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) application such as CHAS or SMAS.
• In preparation for ISO 45001 accreditation.

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The beauty of an independent health and safety review is that you have a fresh set of impartial eyes looking at your business, where judgement is not clouded by workplace politics. We are also experienced in health and safety and able to spot many hazards and breaches in legislation which you may miss within your business, as well as having extensive knowledge and experience to help you manage any health and safety shortfalls within your business.

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By having a health and safety review you have detailed documented evidence of what you are doing right, and areas for improvement where you may be falling short of best practice of the law. The health and safety review is also an opportunity to improve and strengthen existing policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of your employees. It essentially gives you a plan of what you need to do to manage the health and safety risks within your business.

So why not arrange a Health and Safety Review for your business, today! Book with us before 31st January 2020 quoting Supply My Business and we’ll carry out a full review giving you total peace of mind for a fixed cost of just £300!

Jenny Sandford is Principal Consultant at Workplace Health, Safety & Environmental Speciaists Sandford Hodges.

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