By now we should all be aware of the importance of health and safety in terms of keeping your staff, customers and others safe. Unfortunately incidents are still all too common place and whereas it tends to be the fatalities that quite rightly grab the headlines, many, many people are absent from work as a result of more minor issues, which none the less can be very debilitating and equally avoidable.
Apart from the obvious wish to avoid the human impact of things going wrong, it also makes very clear business sense with the direct and indirect costs of accidents being a very clear hit to any business. This is likely to become even more sharply brought into focus with the removal of the cap on fines in the Magistrates Courts. Carrying out an Audit to look at areas of good performance and also areas for improvement is therefore really important as ‘ignorance’ is not a defence. We can help you to carry out an Audit and also implement any findings, with the ultimate aim of making your business happier, healthier and more profitable.
At a purely financial level, don’t forget that if you should have a HSE visit and they find a ‘material breach’, then their time will be charged at £124 per hour. This can mean that relatively simple breaches can cost thousands of pounds in regulator bills.