Growing a business in any sector is a multifarious act, requiring close adherence to legal requirements as well as a keen attention to the adequate implementation of proper working practices. But one corner that is often underestimated by new business owners is that of health and safety – which is also one of the most important parts of any business’ operation. But why?
Why is Health and Safety an Important Consideration?
Workplace health and safety is a vital consideration for all businesses, for several reasons – but perhaps most prominently, health and safety procedures are a legal requirement. The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) was introduced in 1974, requiring that all businesses recognise their duty of care to employees; later, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 would require specific procedures, including the risk assessment.…Continue reading