Monthly Archive: March 2015

Keeping health and safety records

From the minutes of safety committee meetings and details of an accident sustained at work through to compliance documentation, record keeping is an intrinsic part of the management of health and safety. Although record keeping can often be burdensome and complex, the benefits of a good system of record keeping outweigh the disadvantages of not having one. Why records need...

Importance of Fire Safety Training

Training is an important part of an employee’s development in the workplace. It is important that employees know the companies procedures and are aware of what to do should there be an emergency. Article 21 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states: 21 (1) The responsible person must ensure that the employees are provided with adequate safety training...

8 Top Tips for Checking Ladders

Identify each ladder you own for checking and inspection purposes. Number each ladder and keep a record of it. As a minimum, the record should identify the ladder, give the date of the inspection and the name of the person carrying out the inspection, along with their signature. Decide how often you wish to formally inspect your ladders, e.g. three-monthly...