Health & Safety compliance challenges for small businesses!
There is an increasing burden on business owners to ensure that staff understand and comply with all existing laws as well as with new ones, like the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
Did you know that if you are an owner or director of a business, many of the new rules make you personally liable? To protect you against this, you need to be able to show that you and your employees fully understand their legal obligations. For many kiwi privately owned businesses, training employees and reporting on this training can be an expensive and time-consuming process.
Keeping employees safe at work is an employer's responsibility. Your workplace needs to follow the set of health and safety rules outlined by the government as a minimum requirement. Health and Safety cases are rapidly becoming a higher profile area both for the courts, so it is increasingly important to have processes that minimise lost time and accidents.
- Do you know if your company meets minimum H&S legal requirements?
- Do you have policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of your staff?
- Is your company in a physically high risk industry?
Having the basic documentation in place is required by law, and you may need additional processes over and above the minimum requirements. This is particularly important in high risk industries such as manufacturing, farming and construction.
As we feel it is vital that all our clients with staff are on the right track we have arranged with Mike Johnson from Essential HR to offer you an initial complimentary HR audit to review all your staffing processes and at the same time check your health and safety requirements.
Essential HR can ensure you have all the documentation you need to meet the legal requirements and can also can also provide additional documentation as it is needed.
Call Mike today! - 027 280 8546 – firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange a complimentary meeting!