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Business and employee protection

From reducing the risks associated with stress-related staff illnesses to improving general security, we help all sorts of individuals and companies to manage and reduce relevant hazards and risks, meet legal obligations and protect business interests. Our services encompass in-depth advice, training and consultancy, which we provide to business offering advisory, support, and business services through to advertising, graphic design and publishing.

Core considerations

Your clients should review the following key areas.

The most common causes of accidents are slips and trips.
Display screen equipment
Work-related repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are increasingly common for employees using computer-based technology for prolonged periods. It's a legal requirement to assess all workstations and provide appropriate aids to limit such injuries.
Violence and robbery
Violence and verbal abuse have psychological effects on victims, as well as causing physical injuries. Systems need to be put in place to prevent or reduce aggressive behaviour.
Disability discrimination
Legislation requires employers to make reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities, such as providing visual alarm signals.
Regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005
Your clients need to ensure that they meet their obligations laid down in this legislation.
Electrical safety
Most fires in the work place are caused by faults in electrical wiring. Your clients' businesses may be responsible for the safety of wiring and electrical installations on their offices or premises.
Do your clients have good perimeter security around their premises and adequate window and door locks? Are there adequate intruder alarm protection or door access systems?
Legal precedent shows that employers have a clear duty to support their employees who have been diagnosed as suffering from work-related stress or where this has been brought on through bullying or harassment at work.
Manual handling
Simple measures can help minimise manual handling risks such as ordering stock in smaller packages and storing heavier items at lower levels. Handling aids can also be used to remove the need for manual handling completely. Manual handling training and guidance notes should also be supplied where appropriate.
Lone working
Isolation may increase the risk of an incident occurring. Your clients should ensure that a risk assessment is carried out before lone working commences. For further advice on this topic try searching.

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