Posted by Jonathan Pile on Sunday, November 11, 2012
Start up Safety
Whatever your start up business is, is will not be a NO Risk business. Chances are you actually are a LOW Risk business working from home with no employees with HIGH risk activity contracted out to subcontractors. However be aware of the boundaries of your liability and Risk. Contractors carrying out work on your behalf can impact on your safety liability. If you use ladders, work on raised surfaces (over 0.5m), work with vehicles, or enclosed spaces, with livestock, tools, machinery or the general public you may have occasion to be in HIGH risk activity. If you wish to win tenders, be a vetted facilities contractor or gain government work, it require a written health and safety policy, a competent safety advisor and suitable written Risk Assessment.
Start as you mean to go on. Get Accredited Training for Directors (IOSH Directing Safely) Managers (IOSH Managing Safely) Workers (IOSH Working Safely) and Contractor Management. Elearning maximises fee earning by allowing business self employed people to train when they mobile travelling as passengers, waiting and in their evenings. Or if your prefer get an expert to do things for you. A Get Competent Advisor, a qualified OSHCR Registered Consultant to be available for tender advice, CHAS, Safecontractor accreditation, CDM work, and to advise you should you have enforcement action or HSE Fee for Intervention Charges. Fees start at £195+VAT . Safety is not an obstacle it can be an enabler and protector if done right. As a special offer for Start-up Britain we will offer a free DISCUS Risk type personality profile for every enquiry (Value £19)
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