Safe Systems of Work
it's a legal requirement that business have safe systems of work in place
Safe systems of work are the various arrangements you have in place within the business in order to get work done in a safe and healthy way. Things like:
- training programmes
- supervision arrangements
- communication methods
- reporting procedures
- safe access arrangements
- ...and so on
It's a legal requirement that businesses have these safe systems of work in place to prevent harm to their own employees and anyone else who may be affected by their activities (like members of the public, or external contractors working on site).
Unfortunately, many businesses fail to think through the health and safety implications of the work that they do, maybe assuming that people will naturally carry out their tasks without putting themselves or others at risk from harm. But so often, this is not the case and it's down to employers to ensure that safe systems of work are in place for all of their business activities.
Get in touch if you would like some assistance in developing and implementing safe systems of work for your own business.