A Guide to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

In our previous blog post ‘A Comprehensive Guide to The Health & Safety at Work Act’ we defined the act itself and outlined some of its key points.

However important it is to know the rules, there are a lot more considerations that need to be taken into account when implementing these in the workplace.

In this particular article, we’re going to delve into the management of the health and safety regulations at work and discuss how one can put them into practice.

In addition to the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations were first introduced in 1993. This set of regulations requires employers to review and manage potential health and safety risks that may pose threat to their employees and visitors to their premises.

Effective Risk Assessments

The significant area that these regulations deal with is primarily the importance of risk assessments.

This means that for businesses that have 5 or more employees, employers must identify any potential risks to employees and the public and record their findings in a report.

The first stage of a risk assessment is to talk to employees and explore the workplace in order to identify any potential hazards. These hazards can be caused by a huge number of different factors including dangerous machinery, chemicals and repetitive actions etc.

All findings of the assessment must be recorded in a written report which goes into great detail outlining equipment being used, processes being assessed, potential hazards, the people who face potential risk and the perceived level of risk should an incident occur.

For the optimum level of safety compliance, risk assessments should be carried out on a routine basis. Mezzanine floors can help business owner to assure compliance with the regulations in place by providing more space and a range of safety features. For more info, call us on 01789 764172 today.

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