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There are many companies that train personnel for the provision of Health and Safety Support in the workplace. In the UK, there exist important pieces of legislation regarding health and safety at work. The law requires that all companies with five or more employees must have, and display on site, a written health and safety policy document.

Health and safety at work covers a number of areas that are interlinked intimately. For example, the wise employer makes certain that he has at least one employee who is a Competent Person Service in the area of first aid. However, even an expert in first aid cannot compensate for a workplace that is less than safe with regard to issues like layout of the furniture, machinery and the lack of clear exit signs.

The first task for the employer concerned with Health and Safety Support is to conduct a thorough audit of his premises. The person who conducts the audit will inspect work processes and machinery, circulation routes, provision of bathroom facilities and entrance/exit doors. The audit company will also identify fire risks and hazards, advise on the provision of fire extinguishers and on the training of fire marshals on every premises. These activities are in accordance with the Fire Safety Regulations.

The audit company can help the employer in compiling his or her health and safety policy. Good health and safety management is about so much more than preventing employees being injured or killed. It is about the employer recognising that his or her employees are the greatest asset that the company has, and investing in their safety and well-being. The good employer also recognises that paying attention to the layout of his workplace can break barriers that block work opportunities to certain groups of people.

The most obvious block to a person with a physical disability  is the lack of bathroom provision with wheelchair access in many workplaces. The Disability and Equality Act 2010 lays out that employers need only provide separate access where it is “reasonable and practicable”. This is most likely in companies with larger groups of employees and buildings. However, employers in smaller companies can pay attention to improving existing bathroom provision.

They can make sure that the floor is not made of shiny tile, that lights and sink taps flick on and off, and that at least one wash basin is accessible while the user is seated. At the end of the day, Health and Safety Support in the workplace is about ensuring that no one is excluded from the opportunity to work by way of disability, pregnancy or maternity status, age and other factors. This is not about altruism; it is good for the employer and economy, too.

There are many companies that train personnel for the provision of Health and Safety Support in the workplace. In the UK, there exist important pieces of legislation regarding health and safety at work. The law requires that all companies with five or more employees must have, and display on site, a written health and safety policy document.

Health and safety at work covers a number of areas that are interlinked intimately. For example, the wise employer makes certain that he has at least one employee who is a Competent Person in the area of first aid. However, even an expert in first aid cannot compensate for a workplace that is less than safe with regard to issues like layout of the furniture, machinery and the lack of clear exit signs.

The first task for the employer concerned with Health and Safety Support is to conduct a thorough audit of his premises. The person who conducts the audit will inspect work processes and machinery, circulation routes, provision of bathroom facilities and entrance/exit doors. The audit company will also identify fire risks and hazards, advise on the provision of fire extinguishers and on the training of fire marshals on every premises. These activities are in accordance with the Fire Legislation Act of 2006.

The audit company can help the employer in compiling his or her health and safety policy. Good health and safety management is about so much more than preventing employees being injured or killed. It is about the employer recognising that his or her employees are the greatest asset that the company has, and investing in their safety and well-being. The good employer also recognises that paying attention to the layout of his workplace can break barriers that block work opportunities to certain groups of people.

The most obvious block to a person with a physical disability  is the lack of bathroom provision with wheelchair access in many workplaces. The Disability and Equality Act 2010 lays out that employers need only provide separate access where it is “reasonable and practicable”. This is most likely in companies with larger groups of employees and buildings. However, employers in smaller companies can pay attention to improving existing bathroom provision.

They can make sure that the floor is not made of shiny tile, that lights and sink taps flick on and off, and that at least one wash basin is accessible while the user is seated. At the end of the day, Health and Safety Support in the workplace is about ensuring that no one is excluded from the opportunity to work by way of disability, pregnancy or maternity status, age and other factors. This is not about altruism; it is good for the employer and economy, too.

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