As a responsible employer, it’s your legal obligation to keep your employees safe. Not only do you need to be aware of what Health & Safety legislation applies to your business but you must also be able to demonstrate your adherence to this legislation.
You need to have a sound and documented understanding of the risks and hazards in your business that could cause harm to people, and to make all employees aware of their own responsibilities to work safely. You are also legally obliged to provide clear information and training for your employees, in a format they all understand (especially important for those employees for whom English isn’t their first language).
And then there’s your legal obligations to provide a safe workplace environment and facilities, to put adequate first-aid arrangements in place, to take out Employers Liability Insurance and to keep up-to-date with legislation, approved codes of practice and guidance.
If this all sounds a little daunting, don’t worry. Our Floristry Trade Club partner Croner are experts in all aspects of Health & Safety and are offering Trade Club business members a free Health & Safety compliance health check.
Croner are offering Trade Club business members a free Health & Safety compliance health check.
After an initial introduction to a Croner consultant, they'll run through which policies you must have, which are nice to have, and which you can do without. They'll review your existing documentation and flag any issues, and if there are any major concerns that need addressing, your Croner consultant will talk you through the support options available to ensure your business is compliant and safe.