Health & Safety At Work Act

Health & Safety At Work Act

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FREE GUIDE: Six Steps To Creating A Positive Safety Culture

Culture is a word used frequently when it comes to discussing health and safety in the workplace but what does it actually mean?

In the context of health and safety, culture refers to the behaviour of a group of people who do things as ‘the norm’, or as second nature. These behaviours can only become ‘culture’ if lots of people display the same behaviour patterns, and share the same attitudes and values around safety.

The six steps in our guide should help you create and nurture a positive health and safety culture in your workplace. Enter a few details to access the guide.

Six Steps Culture

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Things To Consider


Before committing to a new lone worker system, consider the following:

  • Who your lone workers are?
  • Fully understand the risks they face?
  • Which lone workers need a BS 8484 compliant device/app?
  • Can the device provide regular GPS locations?
  • Will the device provide sufficient battery-life?

  • Identifying the Lone Worker Risks

    Lone working is defined by the Health and Safety Executive as those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision and your Duty of Care includes:

    Lone Worker Legislation
    It’s your legal and moral Duty of Care as an employer to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety of your lone workers and you are obligated to have measures in place to mitigate risks


    Legislation includes:


  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Corporate Manslaughter & Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • The Health & Safety Offences Act 2008

    We not only protect employees but also help prevent businesses facing ruinous litigation.
  • 148%

    Increase in Fines


    Fines issued in relation to health and safety breaches have seen a 148% increase in the past year according to law firm BLM as legislation around protecting employees tightens.
    137

    Employee Deaths


    137 fatal injuries arising from accidents at work in Great Britain occurred during 2016/17. In addition, 92 Members of the public were killed due to work related activities in the same period.
    £20

    Million


    The Sentencing Council guidelines state companies convicted of corporate manslaughter will face fines of up to £20m and potential custodial sentences to those responsible.
    24

    Hours


    round the clock protection. We protect thousands of lone workers 24/7/365 via our Alarm Receiving Centre, fully accredited to BS 5979 (Category II) and Secured by Design.

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