The law requires all employers to appoint a competent person in relation to health and safety if you have 5 or more employees. Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR 1999). requires employers to appoint one or more Competent Person(s) to assist them in meeting their legal obligations. The Regulations also require sufficient resources to be devoted to managing H&S.
Does your business have access to health and safety advice? Do you feel that the advice is relevant to your business and the risks that you face?
Unfortunately, if it goes wrong the courts that will decide whether a business has fulfilled its legal requirements. Fines over the last 5 years have significantly risen and from 2016 penalties will be even more penal. Significantly for large organisations then the threat of a fine in the millions is a real possibility. Added to this is the very real concern of how negative publicity will affect the business.
What is vitally important is that your business must have access to suitable competent health and safety advice. Here at Safety Desk Consulting, we can provide this service through low-cost monthly payments. We will provide a qualified health and safety adviser who will be available on a 24/7 basis to assist with all of your health and safety requirements. Protecting you and protecting your business.