Have you recently reviewed and updated your health and safety policies in the workplace? Every quarter, it is important to do a full review of your current situation with regards to your health and safety requirements. According to the HSE, throughout 2015/2016 30.4million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury – how would your business cope with key members of staff missing?
It’s vitally important for your insurance broker to visit your workplace so they can understand the health and safety risks to your employees. The more your insurance broker knows and understands, the closer they can match your cover to your exposure.
Has your broker visited you? At Trust Insurance, this is part of our standard review process. For a full review, please call 01476 434050.
Here are 5 benefits of having health and safety policies and procedures in place:
- Clarifying each employee’s responsibility – Each employee will know exactly what they are responsible for when it comes to the safety of themselves and each other within the workplace.
- Demonstrating that your business addresses health and safety – Your employees or visitors want to feel safe when in your place of work. Implementing health and safety procedures provides them with peace of mind when it comes to their welfare.
- Help guide future actions of employees – If your employees know the consequences of unsafe actions it will discourage them from performing these actions in the future, reducing the risk of injury to themselves and others.
- Improving the management of behaviour – Your health and safety policies should outline acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in the workplace, so your employees know the standards of behaviour they need to achieve.
- Saving time – With a robust policy in place, health and safety matters will be handled efficiently – saving you time and expense.
A health and safety policy works to ensure the safety of your employees. If an incident occurs, your business should have the correct procedures in place. If you are a business with more than 5 employees’ it is a legal obligation to have a health and safety policy. It works towards creating a healthier culture within the work place and reassures your employees that you care for their welfare.
If you would like more information on health and safety procedures and how this may affect your employers’ liability cover, please contact us on 01476 434050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.