Managing Health and Safety

Last reviewed on 18/12/2012 12:20

The Health and Safety Executive offer sound advice and guidance on how to successfully manage health and safety (external site)

If you have less than 250 employees and need help developing your health and safety management system, ask for a free workplace visit from Healthy Working Lives.

Our free safety management guide ‘Safer Work Healthier Business’ can help you plan and manage the issues that impact on your business and your staff. To ensure your safety management system, risk assessments, policies and procedures remain valid, it is important to continually monitor and review your management system. We also provide free, confidential support to help you develop and implement the management system. For more information call Healthy Working Lives on 0800 019 2211.

Consulting staff

Involving your staff in the process of developing your safety systems and practice is vital and will pay dividends to the organisation. Good practice examples on employee consultation will make this process easier.

Working with and using contractors

You may also have to manage contractors or others who come onto your site to carry out maintenance on your behalf.