Safety policy tips for employers
Ensuring your business has an up-to-date and comprehensive health & safety policy is not only important, but a legal requirement. Unfortunately, it's an aspect often overlooked by businesses, due to its complex and time-consuming nature.
As part of our HR outsourcing services, Peninsula clients will get help and advice in creating and implementing a safety policy. All kinds of companies can receive our guidance, whether it be for their risk assessment, fire safety policy, any machinery work activity risk assessments required, designation of Responsible Persons, or simply maintaining up-to-date paperwork.
Health and safety advice on demand
Peninsula helps clients manage their health & safety policy in four ways:
- The first step is often to review your existing safety policies and procedures. Qualified health & safety consultants will visit your premises and carry out a full risk assessment, identifying areas where you could improve. Once this is done, you will be sent a comprehensive report, so you know exactly what improvements you can make.
- Peninsula clients can request that we prepare and initiate a bespoke health & safety management system, so you know your safety policy is being handled as efficiently as possible, while ticking all the boxes. Because a safety policy is different in every business and workplace, this plan will be tailored especially for your business, with specific arrangements and organisation guidelines, as well as ideal monitoring protocol.
- For ongoing support and advice, whether or not you have taken the first two steps, Peninsula clients gain exclusive access to the online resource centre. This includes innovative fire risk assessment software, the SafetyWise Responsibilities Planner, and indispensible advice for employers managing safety in the workplace.
- In case of emergencies, you can always ring our 24 hour legal advice hotline. For any question about employment law, risk assessment or your safety policy, call Peninsula and talk to a qualified legal professional 24 hours a day.
Comprehensive health & safety guidance
Prevention is always better than a cure, which is why our clients will notice we put such an emphasis on creating and implementing a water-tight safety policy. However, we also provide expert employment law advice they can rely on in the event of an accident or incident.
Peninsula clients should be well equipped for every eventuality thanks to the rigorous risk assessments and checklists we insist on. However, if anything comes up that you weren't prepared for, our 24 hour health & safety advice hotline will see you right. Our experts can also help you fill out the necessary paperwork and deal effectively with the consequences of an accident. Most importantly, they'll help you review and adjust your safety policy to ensure that the causes at the root of the accident or incident are addressed.
Furthermore, the expert employment tribunal help we offer our clients applies to health & safety hearings too. Our team will help with researching and preparing your case, accompany you to any interviews, and attend the actual tribunal to represent you. If you take all our advice on board and follow our guidance, the legal costs incurred will be covered by your indemnity policy.