Cost effective risk assessments saves lives and money.
Can you afford the fines and prosecution costs? More importantly, can you afford not to train your workforce in the legal requirement that is health and safety at work? Risk assessments are essential for identifying the hazards and putting safe systems of work into place. If you don’t have risk assessments in place right now, how do you know how safe your staff are working?
How much does being prosecuted cost? Match the fines and costs to the health and safety prosecution from the clues below. Then click on the headings to read the full article and find the answers. (I do this with my learners and rarely, can anyone come close to getting all the answers correct).
How many did you get right? I would love to know. Leave a comment or contact me.
[quote]The man suffered severe injuries and subsequently had to have his spleen removed so needs to be on permanent antibiotics. He has since returned to work at another company but still suffers pain.
The court heard the injured worker – who was employed via an agency – had not received any formal training to drive the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt. The company had previously received enforcement action from HSE concerning its management of workplace transport, and as a result had provided training to their own staff but this had not extended to agency workers…[/quote]
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