ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.
Holding the above accreditations can demonstrate your business compliance with Health & Safety Law (as mentioned in the CDM Regulations). Some clients wish to only select a list of prefered contractors. Usually holding one or all of the above will assist in shortlisting during the tendering process. Holding the above accreditations can improve your Health & Safety Management System. All these accreditations are members of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) network.
By law, as an employer, you must assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks from exposure to noise so that you can protect the hearing of your employees.
Where the risks are low, the actions you take may be simple and inexpensive, but where the risks are high, you should manage them using a prioritised noise-control action plan.
By law, as an employer, you must assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks from exposure to hand-arm vibration so that you can protect your employees from risks to their health.
Where the risks are low, the actions you take may be simple and inexpensive, but where the risks are high, you should manage them using a prioritised action plan to control exposure to hand-arm vibration.
Health and safety legislation exists to prevent ill health arising from the workplace. It is about putting in place systematic, regular and appropriate procedures to detect early signs of work-related ill health among employees exposed to certain health risks; and acting on the results.
The following are some examples of how we can help you to comply with legislation:
|Legislation||Health Surveillance Provided|
|The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)||Medical assessment of employees following an accident or injury at work|
|Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)||Lung function tests (spirometry) for employees who work with harmful chemicals / fumes / substances|
|The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 1998||Blood test|
|The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005||Hearing test (audiometry)|
|Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005||Health screening/health interview|
|Working Time Regulations 1998||Health screening/health interview|
The duty to manage asbestos is a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulation 4). It applies to the owners and occupiers of commercial premises (such as shops, offices, industrial units etc) who have responsibility for maintenance and repair activities. In addition to these responsibilities, they also have a duty to assess the presence and condition of any asbestos-containing materials. If asbestos is present or is presumed to be present, then it must be managed appropriately. The duty also applies to the shared parts of some domestic premises.
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