Big companies — especially in industries such as mining, construction, and engineering — employ Safety Officers to reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace. Another reason is that they want to avoid the damage that could be sustained to their reputation if accidents frequently occurred in their workplace — or if they were found to be negligent in the case of a serious workplace accident. What does a Safety Officer do? A Safety Officer looks after the safety of the people in the workplace. This is a broad description of what a Safety Officer does. In practice, his or her responsibilities can include an extensive range of tasks and activities, depending on the industry.

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Things you need to do Why use this site? In general, health and safety laws apply to all businesses, no matter how small. As an employer, or a self-employed person, you are responsible for health and safety in your business. You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment. Health and safety management should be a straightforward part of managing your workplace as a whole.

It involves practical steps that protect people from harm and at the same time protect the future success and the growth of your business. Good practice in health and safety makes sound business sense. This site explains what the law requires and helps you put it into practice.

What are the main causes of ill health and accidents at work? Each year people are killed at work and many are injured or suffer ill health. The most common causes of serious injury at work are slips and trips and falls from height.

There are health conditions that can be caused or made worse by work and working environments, including cancer, asthma, skin complaints, stress and musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain. This places general duties on you to do what is reasonably practicable This means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the real risk in terms of money, time or trouble.

However, you do not need to take action if it would be grossly disproportionate to the level of risk. Other regulations supporting the HSW Act set out more detailed legal duties for specific activities or industries. How to use this site This site is easy to use and will help you comply with the law and prevent workplace accidents and ill health.

It is aimed at those starting up or running a small to medium-sized business, those who have been appointed as a safety representative in a larger organisation, employees and those who want additional advice on how to control workplace hazards. You can select the topics that are relevant to you from a list including electricity, gas, harmful substances etc.

How to manage health and safety suggests how you can tackle the basics of health and safety. It shows how you can identify, assess and control the activities that might cause harm in your business.

The remaining sections are for anyone who needs to know more about tackling a particular hazard. They tell you what you need to do to work safely, as well as which laws apply. Looking at your workplace in the way this site suggests will help you and your workers stay safe and healthy. It will also go a long way to satisfying the law — including the risk assessment that you must do under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations Is this page useful?


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