Health and safety

What does a fire warden do?

What does a fire warden do?

11 min read
Have you appointed fire wardens in your business but unsure what they should be doing, let’s take a look at some of the tasks they might undertake.

How often should you run a fire evacuation drill?

How often should you run a fire evacuation drill?

4 min read
Fire drills are a legal requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 but not only that, it makes perfect sense to practice your evacuations for a number of reasons.

What to include in induction training

What to include in induction training

5 min read
Unfamiliarity increases health and safety risk. Broadly speaking there are two ways in which an employee can be unfamiliar. The first is an unfamiliarity with an environment or space, the second is an unfamiliarity with a role or task.

7 most common hazards in hospitality

7 most common hazards in hospitality

9 min read
When assessing the hazards that exist in your workplace, you can give yourself a head start by understanding the most common ones that appear in your type of workplace.

Do I need employers liability insurance?

Do I need employers liability insurance?

6 min read
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. This means you must put in place reasonable steps to prevent them getting injured or ill, but you must also put steps in place for them to to be protected if they do sustain an injury or illness – an injury or illness which is the liability of work they’ve undertaken for your business.

How to write a health and safety policy

How to write a health and safety policy

5 min read
Policy writing doesn’t sound fun and sounds like a huge task when first considered by employers. But it’s absolutely critical to your business health and safety, it’s step 1 in your plan to improving health and safety.

5 steps of a Risk Assessment

5 steps of a Risk Assessment

7 min read
A large part of managing the health and safety of your business is controlling the risks in your workplace. This is one the activities which is a must-do – health and safety law does require it and it does by way of a risk assessment.