The most effective way to manage health and safety is to ensure it is part of the everyday process of running your business. Making your organisation a safer place to work can help reduce workplace accidents and injury, levels of absenteeism, and improve communication, team morale, and productivity.
The key principles to effectively managing your organisations’ health and safety are:
Health and Safety legislation is designed to protect you, your employees, and the public from workplace dangers. Organisations have a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage health and safety; however it can often be a confusing process. The Health and Safety Executive encourages a common-sense and practical approach to managing health and safety.
Ref: ONS – sickness absence in labour market , 2014
*Get in touch with Healthy Working Wales for information on the fully funded and supported workplace award programmes which can help you review and promote a safer working environment within your organisation.
Email us at WorkplaceHealth@wales.nhs.uk with your queries and one of our Practitioners will contact you as soon as possible.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is part of the Department for Work and Pensions. It is the body responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks. HSE works to prevent people getting killed, injured or made ill by work. HSE Wales works closely with the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) particularly in areas of common interest, eg health and safety in agriculture, health and social care, education and public services.
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