How Health & Safety Can     Actually Improve Your Business     & Profits: 7 Everyday Pitfalls To                   Avoidww...
Health & Safety in the Workplace       Are Health and Safety laws driving you crazy?       Do you feel as if you spend mor...
Pitfall 1 – Not Understanding What Is                    Required          Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to Health ...
Pitfall 2 – Not Taking The Health & Safety     In The Workplace Regulations Seriously          Having a busy schedule is n...
Pitfall 3 – Not Educating Personnel     Responsible For Health & Safety Issues.          You must ensure that staff you de...
Pitfall 4 – Not Leading By Example          You, as the owner, MUST lead by example.          If, for example, you have si...
Pitfall 5 – Not Educating Your                        Workforce.          Just having signs up and copies of the Act in   ...
Pitfall 6 – Playing Down Accidents          Accidents will happen no matter what precautions          you take.          Y...
Pitfall 7 – Overlooking The Obvious.          Just because you know that you do not touch          electrical sockets with...
Health & Safety in the Workplace        You need to have Health and Safety procedures in your           business and we ha...
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7 everyday pitfalls to avoid

  1. 1. How Health & Safety Can Actually Improve Your Business & Profits: 7 Everyday Pitfalls To Avoidwww.HealthandSafetyintheWorkplace.com
  2. 2. Health & Safety in the Workplace Are Health and Safety laws driving you crazy? Do you feel as if you spend more time managing health and safety in the workplace than you do on your job? Are you tired of getting stressed out every time you see the HSE logo on a piece of letterhead? Then beware the 7 everyday pitfalls shown herewww.HealthandSafetyintheWorkplace.com
  3. 3. Pitfall 1 – Not Understanding What Is Required Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to Health and Safety. If you own a business then it is your responsibility to find out what laws cover your particular kind of workplace.www.HealthandSafetyintheWorkplace.com
  4. 4. Pitfall 2 – Not Taking The Health & Safety In The Workplace Regulations Seriously Having a busy schedule is not a viable excuse for ignoring the Health and Safety Regulations. The Law states that if you fail to comply with the Health and Safety Act, you will face legal consequences, including a prison sentence. Prison! It doesn’t get more serious than that!www.HealthandSafetyintheWorkplace.com
  5. 5. Pitfall 3 – Not Educating Personnel Responsible For Health & Safety Issues. You must ensure that staff you delegate as responsible for Health & Safety tasks are trained in the latest procedures. Your staff may be watching the health & safety in the workplace, but it is your responsibility, as the business owner, to make sure that the regulations are not being ignoredwww.HealthandSafetyintheWorkplace.com
  6. 6. Pitfall 4 – Not Leading By Example You, as the owner, MUST lead by example. If, for example, you have signs instructing staff to wear safety equipment and then you go into the workplace and ignore the instructions, they will assume that they can do the same!www.HealthandSafetyintheWorkplace.com
  7. 7. Pitfall 5 – Not Educating Your Workforce. Just having signs up and copies of the Act in prominent places in your business premises is not enough. Staff need training on aspects of the Act that affect them in the course of their daily working practices.www.HealthandSafetyintheWorkplace.com
  8. 8. Pitfall 6 – Playing Down Accidents Accidents will happen no matter what precautions you take. You must record these incidents, no matter how small, before they are forgotten as this breaks the Health and Safety Regulations.www.HealthandSafetyintheWorkplace.com
  9. 9. Pitfall 7 – Overlooking The Obvious. Just because you know that you do not touch electrical sockets with wet hands, do not assume that your workforce will share that thought! You need to tell them what to do, and not to do, at any similar point in your business to ensure that the Health and Safety Regulations are followed.www.HealthandSafetyintheWorkplace.com
  10. 10. Health & Safety in the Workplace You need to have Health and Safety procedures in your business and we have the solutions to help you. Visit our site at Health and Safety in the Workplace and sign up for our reportwww.HealthandSafetyintheWorkplace.com

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