Monthly Archive: March 2016

Health and Safety Policy

A health and safety policy sets out your general approach and commitment together with the arrangements you have put in place for managing health and safety in your business. It is a unique document that says who does what, when and how. The policy is usually made up of three parts: – A Statement of Intent (what you intend to...

Are you trained in H&S?

OurĀ four-day IOSH managing safely course gives staff at management and supervisor level the knowledge to fulfil their responsibilities in handling resources and risk in compliance with their organisation’s policy and best practice in health and safety. This course is suitable for managers and supervisors thatĀ are responsible for managing resources and risk in any sector, and any organisation. The course covers...

Your Competent Person

Did you know that every company is required by law to have an appointed competent person that can assist you in ensuring you meet the necessary legal health and safety obligations? This means that as an employer you must appoint someone competent to provide sound advice on all matters of health and safety. Appointing a competent person is a very...

New Fining System for Breaches of H&S Law

New sentencing guidelines for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety Offences The Sentencing Council, part of the Ministry of Justice, has produced new definitive guidelines on sentencing for Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences. These new guidelines came into effect on February 1st, and have drastically increased the size of fines and...