Did you know, over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured?*
Over two million suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their work*. Preventing accidents and ill health caused by work should be a key priority for everyone at work. As the owner or manager of a business, you know that trained and competent employees are your most valuable resource.
Providing health & safety information and training helps you to:
- Ensure you or your employees are not injured or made ill by the work they do;
- Develop a positive health & safety culture in your organisation, where safe & healthy working becomes second nature to everyone;
- Find out how you could manage health and safety better and make improvements;
- Meet your legal duty to protect the health & safety of your employees.
Legally you are required to provide the information, instruction and training needed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health & safety of your employees. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (NI) 2000 sets out more explicitly what organisations must do to comply with the Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order**
Today’s news on the 2018 fire at the Primark Building in Belfast demonstrates the importance of Health & Safety requirements and regulation, and what can potentially occur legally when regulations are not followed and something goes wrong ***
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We provide expert training and consultancy in a number of specialist areas essential to meet legal Health and Safety requirements for site management.
For more details or to discuss how we can assist your firm, get in touch today:
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*Why is health and safety training important? (hse.gov.uk)
**The Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 | Department of Health (health-ni.gov.uk)
***Primark fire: PPS to prosecute three firms for 'alleged health and safety offences' - BBC News