New from the HSE: Given that Judith Hackitt's latest "Risk Assessment" focused on the recent social media debate on the correct H&S response to dealing with a wasp sting at work this new HSE leaflet may come in handy...
Health and safety made simple - The basics for your business is an easy to read, 12 page leaflet which spells out the basics. Along with guidance on what should be done to manage Health and Safety it includes a proforma general health and safety policy and Risk Assessment form. You can buy the leaflets in bulk or download a copy for free!
Here's what the HSE has to say about it: This leaflet is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law. It will help people decide who's responsible for health and safety, write a health and safety policy, control the risks, consult employees, provide training and information, provide the right workplace facilities, make first-aid arrangements and report accidents, display the law poster and get insurance for their business.
The revised version has brought the advice up to date and clarified some of the key messages but the guidance on complying with the law has not been fundamentally changed.
If you are a small or medium-sized business, whether new to health and safety or an experienced or expanding business, when you see the H&S ABC logo you will know that these tools and pieces of guidance have been specifically designed with you in mind.
Here's the link: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg449.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=14/01-sep-14
If you'd like to know what should be done about a wasp sting at work you can find out here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/news/judith-risk-assessment/a-sting-in-the-tale220814.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=1/01-sep-14
Health and Safety management - it really isn't that difficult when you know how.
Have a great weekend and watch out for wasps!