Health and safety is so important, it simply cannot be ignored. If you have any concerns at all about your health and safety policy, or if you are new to the construction industry, invest in your health and safety training now, before something goes seriously wrong. Here are some of the most important points to note:
- Train all new members of staff thoroughly. They must receive a proper induction when using machinery and their training must continue, especially if they are going on to use new pieces of equipment. Make sure they have access to all relevant manuals.
- Hire a health and safety consultant. They will be able to put together a policy for you that meets all your legal obligations. They can work with the type of site you have to make sure your policy is relevant and meets all needs.
- Update your health and safety knowledge. Enrol on a course and do some reading around the area.