As an employer, you are responsible for the health and safety of your employees, as well as any visitors to your premises - including customers and suppliers. When involved in the day-to-day running of a business, it can be easy to overlook many aspects of health and safety, but this 'duty of care' should be taken seriously if you want to avoid any issues cropping up further down the line. Action on health and safety can improve your business profile with clients, help you become more efficient and reduce staff absenteeism.
Whatever type of business you are, there's always the possibility of exposing employees to hazards. Attention to health and safety isn't just about being socially responsible - it also makes good business sense. Establishing what modern health and safety law means for your business can seem like a minefield - but don't let it deter you. Although there appears to be numerous regulations, the underlying principles are really quite straightforward.
There are many things to be aware of in the office. Here are some examples of the sorts of things you should ask yourself -
Do you provide adequate first aid facilities and is an accident record book held on site?
Do you have regular fire drills and are all staff are aware of fire exits?
Do your ventilation, temperature, lighting, toilet, wash and rest facilities all meet health, safety and welfare requirements?
Are your floors, walkways and stairs safe to use?
Do you have the appropriate levels of security in place?
It will take a facilities management specialist to inform you of exactly how you can meet all the regulations, designing a bespoke package to suit your requirements and budget.
Saracen Facilities is one of the UK's leading facilities management providers and can assist you with cleaning right through to fire safety. Other facility services include air-conditioning, ventilation, heating, plumbing and security. As well as being highly-knowledgeable and experienced, we are also extremely competitive on price. Contact us today and we will guide you through all the options available.