Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 there are legal duties placed onto employers to prevent ill health which can be caused by work. In other words, employers are required to provide suitable premises, equipment, processes and training so that their health at work is not affected.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, Health Risk Management is about identifying and controlling health risks before they cause problems. To do this, you will need to;
- Find out if you have health risks
- Decide what to do based on what you find out
- Act and put decisions into practice
- Check the action has made intended improvements
For this approach to work there needs to be commitment at the top of your organisation to achieving zero harm to health as a result of working practices.
Health Risk Management is a proactive and positive approach to occupational health. Rather than simply dealing with health problems as they occur, we aim to prevent them by helping you identify potential hazards and put appropriate safeguarding measures in place.
The Health and Work Consultancy provides Health surveillance services to companies in South Wales and South West England to monitor and watch out for early signs of work related ill health in employees exposed to certain health risks. If you require further information on what health surveillance is and deciding whether Health Surveillance is necessary in your workplace, please see our further source of information.
In addition to Health Surveillance, the Health and Work Consultancy are able to provide health related risk assessments for those undertaking Display screen work and New and Expectant Mother risk assessments in accordance with Health and safety legislation.
The Health and Work Consultancy has a proven track record providing robust health surveillance to companies from a wide range of sectors in Cardiff, South Wales and the South of West England.
To discuss your health risk management needs, call us on 02920 882028 or Contact us.