Managing health and safety is about looking after your business, people and reputation.
There is a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage health and safety in the workplace and this includes assessing the risks, implementing suitable and sufficient control measures, and monitoring those arrangements.
Health and safety duties must be assigned to a competent person. This is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to manage health and safety successfully.
As well as the increased risk of accidents, poor health and safety management can lead to substantial business costs including fines, legal costs, lost time, increased insurance costs and reputational damage.