H&S Policy and Risk Assessments
If you are a firm with over 5 employees, you are legally obligated to carry out risk assessments relating to your business processes. You are also required to have a company Health and Safety policy in place; detailing the procedures you implement in order to safeguard employees.
Health & Safety Policy
Lighthouse Health and Safety consultants are on hand to assist you with your Health and Safety documentation. Our services include reviewing and updating, or creating from scratch; a Health and Safety policy which is fit for purpose.
The policy includes a statement of intent, confirming that your business is aware of its responsibilities, along with details of the organisation and responsibilities for internal Health and Safety management.
Where appointed to act as such, Lighthouse will be included within the organisational structure as the ‘Competent Person’, responsible for Health and Safety compliance.
The Health and Safety policy includes details of all arrangements for relevant areas of compliance, making it an important reference point for employees.
Health & Safety risk assessments are an important step in protecting your employees from risks, and your business from liabilities.
Health & Safety risk assessments are simply a careful examination of what could cause harm to employees in their day to day duties. Having identified these ‘hazards’, you can effectively weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions to minimise them, or whether you should do more to prevent harm.
At Lighthouse, our Health and Safety consultants have the relevant experience and qualifications to aid you in identifying the hazards associated with your day to day activities, and advising you on the control measures necessary to reduce them.
Examples of some of the areas in which we can assist include:
- Hazardous Substances (COSHH)
- Fire Risk Assessments
- Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
- Legionella Assessments
- Noise at Work
- Manual Handling
- Work at Height
- General Workplace Assessments
- Machinery (PUWER)
- Asbestos Management
- Workplace Transport