Best practices in Health and Safety – Newsletter series
A strong, healthy, and safety culture is defined as a shared vision, values, attitudes and behaviours that demonstrate a commitment to health and safety.
At Ligtas, this means creating an environment where everyone cares about health and safety and doesn’t see it as a box-ticking exercise. Instead, we like to ask the question – are you really safe?
The basis of health and safety law in the UK is The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This sets out guidelines for employers to ensure that employees and other visitors to their premises are safe.
Additionally, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 provides guidance to employers regarding employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
This means that employers have a duty to assess and manage risks to their employees and others to prevent work-related accidents and illnesses.