Health & Safety Advice

 

The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974, laid down stringent standards for employers. The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, 1992, clarified some of the duties implied in the Act.

Current legislation puts legal duties on employers:

They must provide safe conditions and safe operations for their employees.
If they have five or more employees to prepare a health & safety policy with suitable arrangements for its organisation and implementation.
The organisation must have clear lines of responsibility for safety.
Employers must carry out suitable and sufficient Risk Assessments before any operation can begin.
They should seek the guidance of competent people where necessary. (Competence is defined as that combination of skill, experience, knowledge and training which allows the person to carry out a task.)

Ad Qual Castech offer an advisory service offer an advisory service covering the whole spectrum of Health & Safety legislation including :

Health & Safety Policy, Organisation, Planning and Implemenation
We can assist in all stages of the development of policy specific to your site.

Training for all levels of staff
Training is a vital part of any company's safety policy. We can advise on suitable induction courses for new personnel or provide targeted training for specialised groups such as Health & Safety Committee members, Inspection teams, Management, Supervisory staff or operators. Training on specialised topics such as Manual handling or Stress management and awareness training is recommended for all staff.

Workplace Environmental Testing

From CoSHH assessments, we can determine the hazardous materials and arrange for quantitative testing of the atmosphere in the workplace.

Safety Surveys, Inspections & Risk Assessments

Identification of hazards, assessment of risks and preparation of Action Plans. Preparation of safe systems of work. We can also carry out risk assessments to comply with specific areas of risk such as CoSHH or Manual Handling.

Training and guidance can be provided on a wide range of specific topics such as:

Manual Handling
Control of Substances (CoSHH and CHIP, CDG)
Stress Management
Health Surveillance
Planning for Emergencies
Permits to Work
Personal Protective Equipment
Training in Health and Safety
Health and Safety Training Courses
Health and Safety Training
Health and Safety Training UK

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