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Essential Health & Safety

  1. Fire Exit Signs
    Fire Exit Signs
    Fire Exit Signs are a legal requirement in commercial buildings and provide guidance to the nearest exit in an...
    As low as: £0.60
  2. Fire Door Signs
    Fire Door Signs
    All fire doors must display a 'Fire Door, Keep Shut' sign to conform to regulations
    As low as: £0.30
  3. Fire Action Notices
    Fire Action Notices
    Fire Action Notices provide essential information regarding action to be taken in the event of a fire or any e...
    As low as: £0.60
  4. Fire Equipment Signs
    Fire Equipment Signs
    Fulfil legal obligations by ensuring fire equipment is adequately indicated
    As low as: £0.60
  5. Glow In The Dark Signs
    Glow In The Dark Signs
    Ensure that your safety signs are understood and adhered to even in low light situations with Glow In The Dark...
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  6. HSE Law Poster
    HSE Law Poster
    Fulfil health & safety obligations by prominently displaying this legally required updated version of the Heal...
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  7. First Aid Kits
    First Aid Kits
    Extensive range of first aid kits including our best selling HSE compliant first aid kits and BS8599-1 complia...
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  8. Fire Extinguishers
    Fire Extinguishers
    Maximise safety and security in emergency situations with the correct fire extinguisher
    As low as: £11.00
  9. Work Gloves
    Work Gloves
    Wide range of gloves suitable for a varying array of jobs with cut resistant and gripper gloves to rigger and ...
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  10. Hi Vis Workwear
    Hi Vis Workwear
    Ideal for work environments where enhanced visibility is crucial for accident prevention
    As low as: £1.25
  11. Accident Books
    Accident Books
    Accident Books are a legal requirement for all businesses and schools
    As low as: £1.45
  12. Lanyards & Card Holders
    Lanyards & Card Holders
    Ideal for displaying ID cards or attaching keys
    As low as: £1.95
Why Is Health And Safety In The Workplace So Important?

Health and safety in the workplace is made up from different legal requirements, regulations and laws. Failure to comply with these can result in prosecution. It is so important to practice good health and safety in the workplace to help minimise accidents for your employees and visitors.

What Are The Underlying Principles For Health & Safety In The Workplace?
  • System in place to Manage Health & Safety
  • Identify hazards
  • Assess Risk
  • Risk Control Measures
  • Report and record accidents
  • Provide certain basic workplace, first aid and welfare facilities
  • Have employers' liability insurance
  • Notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Local Authority of your existence
  • Consult your workforce and their representatives
What Benefits Can Good Health & Safety Practice Make To Your Business?
  • When staff practice good health & safety it helps prevent injuries in the workplace.
  • Staff are more likely to have better health thus resulting in less sick leave.
  • If you reduce staff absence due to illness or accidents at work, you will save the time and costs of recruiting and training a new member of staff.
  • Good health and safety measures will help you to build a positive reputation with your clients and staff and their friends and associates. The resulting good public relations could help to increase sales and generate more leads.
  • Good health and safety measures mean that your staff can do their work more easily and safely. This will boost morale, increase productivity and reduce costs.
  • A good standard of health and safety in the workplace can reduce your insurance premiums, as well as the costs of accidents that aren't covered by your insurance, such as sick pay, production delays or repairs to plant or equipment. Uninsured costs can be greater than insured costs, and they have to be paid out of your business' income.
What Do Must A Health & Safety Rep Do?

The responsibilities of a Health & Safety Reprasentative are very important for a workplace. They are trained to help employees with all aspects of health and safety.

Health and Safety Representative have the right to:

  • attend meetings of safety committees.
  • investigating the causes of accidents
  • investigate potential and actual hazards and dangerous occurrences
  • being consulted by the employer about issues relating to health and safety in the workplace
  • investigate colleagues’ complaints
  • present colleagues’ concerns to management
  • carry out workplace inspections
  • time off with pay as is necessary to carry out those functions and reasonable facilities and assistance
  • paid time off for training as long as the training is ‘necessary’ and ‘reasonable’
  • receive information relevant to any matter that might impact upon health, safety and welfare of the people the safety rep represents
  • inspecting documents relevant to safety in the workplace
  • making representations to the employer
  • receiving information from HSE (Health and Safety Executive inspectors, and representing members
  • interest in meetings with HSE inspectors
  • receiving information from the employer
  • to be consulted on the planning and organizing of any health and safety training 
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