Phil Thompson, head of BPIF Business, explains how you can best ensure you have new health and safety requirements covered.
There is a direct correlation between the best companies and those that have the most effective health and safety management schemes. Developing a culture that understands and implements the necessary requirements is not only beneficial for the staff, but will improve the performance of the business. Central to this will be communication and using it as a 'live' document. It should not be shelved and dusted down when an inspection is carried out or for auditing purposes. Its arrangements should be communicated to all staff and a copy made available at all times. The following tips are the main areas of a business that will need to be challenged. Get these right and the rest will follow.