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 Why Manage Health & Safety


It is a mistake to believe that accidents will never happen in your business or that health and safety only applies to larger or higher risk workplaces. Small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) are likely to have a higher number of fatal accidents compared to larger ones.

If you think your insurance will cover ALL the costs in the event of an accident in your workplace then think again. Insurance will pay for large compensation claims in the event of disabling injuries or serious damage to property but this may only be a small proportion of the overall cost.  Many of the extra costs associated with an accident or illness not actually covered by your insurance policy may include:

  • sick pay
  • wages of temporary workers
  • overtime
  • loss of production
  • repair to plant and equipment
  • legal costs
  • fines
  • increased insurance renewal costs

These are referred to as the hidden or uninsured costs as they are not immediately easy to see or account for. However, the cost of these can have a serious effect on your business. It is estimated that these costs can be between £8 and £36 for every £1 covered by insurance.

Of course, as well as the financial reasons for managing health and safety, employers also have a legal and moral duty to do so.

The law says that employers must control the health and safety risks to their workers and to others arising from the work activity. From a moral point of view, what employer would want to see an employee injured or becoming ill as a result of the work they were undertaking on the employer’s behalf? And imagine having to contact the family to let them know their loved one has been taken off to hospital or even worse.

Don’t panic.

Putting good health and safety measures into practice does not have to be complicated, expensive or take a lot of time. Most practices that you put into place will be as a result of good health and safety management. It makes good business sense and can actually save you money. Your business will not only be safer, it will be one that can develop and thrive well into the future.

Industry News
News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive
HSE food manufacturing inspections target the causes of workplace ill-health
Companies and people working in food manufacturing are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace health risks or face serious penalties.
Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:07:29 +0000
Retail company and construction contractor fined over safety failings
Martin McColl Limited and JMS Retail Concepts Limited have both been sentenced today after two members of the public tripped and fell over construction work outside a convenience store in Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:44:03 +0000
Company and one of its directors fined for the unsafe storage of unauthorised biocidal products
A pest control company and one of its directors have been sentenced for the unsafe storage of unauthorised biocidal products and phostoxin (aluminium phosphide).
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:23:21 +0000
Construction company fined after worker seriously injured
A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when the first floor of the building he was standing on collapsed underneath him.
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:43:51 +0000
Worker suffers life changing injury after pressure test failure
Three companies, Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Limited, Central Industrial Services (Northern) Ltd and R & A Kay Inspection Services Ltd, were sentenced today after an employee suffered serious fractures to his leg.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:09:59 +0000
Construction firm fined after worker fell from height
West Hill Projects Ltd has been fined more than £95,000 after a worker fell from height.
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:09:35 +0000
Construction worker suffers fracture to his back after a fall from height
Dufell Roofing Company Ltd, a Darlington based roofing company was sentenced today after an employee suffered a fracture to his back requiring surgery.
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:43:22 +0000
Company and director sentenced after work left seriously injured
A Swindon-based scaffolding company and its director have been sentenced after a worker was left with life-changing injuries.
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:05:46 +0000
Road haulage company fined after worker killed
An Essex-based road haulage firm has been fined after an employee was crushed between two articulated vehicles and subsequently died from his injuries.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:04:46 +0000
Company fined after employee suffers serious burn injuries
A liquified petroleum gas (LPG) service provider has been fined after a worker suffered serious burn injuries when an LPG vessel ignited.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:22:49 +0000
Kitchen-fitting company fined after worker injured
A kitchen-fitting firm has been fined after an employee’s fingers were severed whilst using an unguarded circular saw.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:00:34 +0000
Council fined after worker diagnosed with HAVS
Wrexham County Borough Council has been fined after a 57-year old man was diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:46:05 +0000
HSE launches second phase of construction inspection campaign
Construction projects across Britain are being urged to act now to ensure the health and safety of their workers is protected as the second phase of a targeted inspection initiative gets underway today.
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:10:20 +0000
Company fined after worker seriously injured
A North-West specialist sheet metal fabrication company has been fined after an employee was left seriously injured when metal sheets fell onto his leg.
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:57:12 +0000
Waste processing company and director fined after worker’s death
A North West based waste processing company, and its managing director, have been fined after a worker was crushed to death.
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:15:18 +0000
Company and directors fined after multiple safety failings
A recycling company and its two directors have been prosecuted after multiple safety failings.
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:20:41 +0000
Pembrokeshire businesses benefit from PEEP
Pembrokeshire healthcare businesses enjoyed a free training session to help them understand and manage workplace health, safety and wellbeing for workers.
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:49:32 +0000
Bridgend businesses benefit from BEEP
Local businesses enjoyed a free business forum to help them understand and manage workplace health, safety and wellbeing for workers.
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:55:07 +0000
Construction company and project manager fined after multiple safety failings
A London-based construction company and project manager have been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and control multiple risks.
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:37:33 +0000
Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries
A Preston based company has been fined after 59-year old Kevin Hebblethwaite suffered serious hand injuries in a machinery incident.
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:55:59 +0000

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