Do you know why Health and Safety is interesting?
It’s because H&S is about people. Empowering people. Protecting people. Developing people.
Do your employees know they have a legal responsibility to practice good health and safety methods in the workplace? Perhaps it’s time you told them, then let us give them the tools and training to make it happen. You’d be surprised what that can do for team morale and productivity, as they learn how to look out for each other.
Health and Safety is also a powerful way of demonstrating to your staff that you care for them, and they are working for an organisation with decent values.
And it can keep you out of jail. In the event of a serious incident, showing you’d done all you could to meet Health and Safety requirements would be an important defence. This is because your business has a legal and moral obligation to ensure your activities and actions do not harm or cause loss to your employees, contractors and members of the public.
So, all employers must provide as a minimum:
- A Health and Safety Policy
- Employers Liability Insurance
- Processes and Procedures
- Risk Assessments
- Investment in training
- Welfare facilities
- Safe systems of work
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Emergency Arrangements
Unicorn Solutions can assess your business, provide a framework to ensure your company complies with these requirements and then support implementation.
We also help companies achieve important ISO standards and professional accreditations:
ISO 45001 will be the latest addition to the International Organisation of Standardisation. 45001 is to replace OHSAS 18001 and follows the PDCA system for continuous improvement.
Unicorn Solutions can help you implement a 45001 Health and Safety Management system which will benefit your business with fewer accidents, reduced costs from lost time, improved employee morale, better corporate image, reduced liability costs while gaining an edge over your competitors.
These accreditations are often an H&S pre-requisite for many large companies and construction businesses you may wish to work with.
By becoming an accredited and approved organisation using one of the registered SSIP companies, you will be able to demonstrate your commitment to managing H&S. You will also be added to national databases which can create other opportunities for your business.