General Health and Safety
Health and Safety matters. Work-related illness costs are increasing, in England, Scotland and Wales costs were around £9.4 billion in 2015/16. The HSE estimates that 13,000 deaths a year are linked to past exposures to hazardous substances – HSE has launched the NEW HEALTH and WORK STRATEGY (Dec 2016) to tackle this problem. Penny Mordaunt, Dept of Work and Pensions Minister is to focus on reducing work -related illnesses by protecting employees in 3 key areas: Occupational Health and related Mental Health issues; Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs); and Occupational Lung Disease.
Health and Wellbeing at Work assists in the reduction of work related Illnesses.
JPW Consulting provides General Health and Safety Consultancy and Advisory.
- Policy Document Formulation Creating relevant health and safety documents to record and to assist companies in managing all workplace risks and issues.
- Documentation Review and Revision Schedules regular checks of all health and safety records for up to date compliancy, performance and adaptation.
- Risk Assessments and Fire Risk Assessments Assisting in the consideration of what in the business may cause harm and how. Taking into account any existing controls in place and identifying what if any, further controls are required.
- Workplace and Site Health & Safety Inspections and Audits This procedure ensures legal compliance and promotes health and safety in the workplace. It includes the inspection of relevant work activities undertaken by the employer, service providers, self- employed or others acting on behalf of the duty holder or in the vicinity of their undertaking.
- Supply Chain Competency Checking and Auditing The concept of Supply Chain Management is based on two core ideas. The first is that practically every product that reaches an end user represents the cumulative effort of multiple organisations. These organisations are referred to collectively as the supply chain. The second idea is that while supply chains have existed for a long time, most organisations have only paid attention to what was happening within their context. Few businesses understand, much less managed, the entire chain of activities that ultimately delivered products to the final customer. The result was disjointed and often ineffective supply chains. Supply chain management, then, is the active management of supply chain activities to maximise customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. It represents a conscious effort by the supply chain firms to develop and run supply chains in the most effective & efficient ways possible.
- Environmental Aspects and Impact Assessments A business or organisation must identify the environmental aspects and impacts of its activities, products and services through an environmental management system. This process and procedure therein covers all environmental aspects and impacts undertaken at our business’s offices, sites etc so that controls and targets can be created to effectively manage these. Including those relating to current, past and proposed future activities and occurring under normal, abnormal or reasonably foreseeable emergency conditions.
- Safe Systems of Work (SSOW) Outline the control measures needed to avoid or reduce risk in the workplace and are usually one of the major components of a suitable and sufficient risk assessment.
- Assessments (COSHH, Noise, Vibration, Manual Handling, Display Screen Equipment, Expectant Mothers, Young Persons, Premises)As part of managing the health and safety of your business you must control the risks in your workplace Regulation 3 of the Management of Health & Safety Regulations and Specific legislation places a duty to ensure that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is carried out.
- Annual Action PlansOrganisations need a direction or focus in which to follow, there are countless examples of organisations loosing focus and impetus. An Annual Action Plan will assist in keeping organisations on the right track. There are three major elements: 1) Specific tasks: what will be done and by whom, (2) Time horizon: when will it be done and (3) Resource allocation: what specific funds are available for specific activities.
- ISO 9001,14001, 18000 Management Systems ISO management system standards (MSS) help organisations improve their performance by specifying repeatable steps that organisations consciously implement to achieve their goals and objectives, and to create an organisational culture that reflexively engages in a continuous cycle of self-evaluation, correction and improvement of operations and processes through heightened employee awareness and management leadership and commitment. The benefits of an effective management system to an organization include:
- More efficient use of resources and improved financial performance
- Improved risk management and protection of people and the environment
- Increased capability to deliver consistent and improved services and products, thereby increasing value to customers and all other stakeholders MSS are the result of consensus among international experts with expertise in global management, leadership strategies, and efficient and effective processes and practices. MSS standards can be implemented by any organisation, large or small.
The HSE estimates that 13,000 deaths a year are linked to past exposures to hazardous substances