Typically the management of Health and Safety falls into one of three categories:
a) General Health and Safety Management
For successful management of health and safety in the workplace there are a number of key elements to consider. For many organisations the focus can be on having the right documentation in place but correct documentation is only the first step. The mechanisms of communication and consultation in an organisation play a major role in making sure that the documentation works properly. Following are some of the key issues employers must tackle to ensure successful health and safety management.
b) Accident Management and Investigation
Accidents can have a huge impact on both the business and your employees. Good accident management will ensure that any lessons to be learnt from an occurrence derive maximum benefit to the organisation and more importantly prevent reoccurrence in the future. Following are some key factors in accident management and investigation.
c) Fire and Emergency Planning
Effective fire and emergency planning can be the difference between life and death in more than one sense. There are minimum fire and emergency requirements set down for every Irish business in the legislation and these are outlined below.