We at Penny Warren Recruitment place great importance on Health and Safety not only in the office for our employees, but by acknowledging that our candidates should take reasonable care of themselves and others by their acts of omissions.
Understanding Health & Safety
In 1972, Lord Robens was charged with writing a report on the current state of health and safety legislation in the UK and making suggestions as to changes which could be made to further improve the problem of health and safety in the workplace.
His conculsions were widespead in their nature, but his basic concepts were to give management of health and safety issues back to the employer and for the government not to lead them by the hand.
The HASAWA 74 also places duties upon each level of the employee tree:
- All employees shall take reasonable care of themselves and others by their acts of omissions
- Every employee shall co-operate with the employer on matters of health and safety
What is RIDDOR?
RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 was upgraded in 1996 to the current set of regulations, some categories were added and the time frame for reporting became a little longer.
Why do I need to know about RIDDOR?
If you are an employer, self-employed or in control of work premises you will have duties under RIDDOR.
RIDDOR requires you to report some work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences. It applies to all work activites.
What do I need to do?
Not very much! For most businesses, a reportable accident, dangerous occurrence or case of disease is a comparatively rare event.
Why should I report?
Reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement. The information enables the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities (referred to as ‘the enforcing authorities’) to identify where and how risks arise and to investigage serious accidents. They can then help and give advice on how to reduce injury, ill health and accidential loss.
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