All workplaces contain hazards – although that may be more obvious on a building site than in an office for example, it is important that all employers take the potential hazards in a workplace seriously and do all that they can to ensure that staff who work there are as safe as possible.
Ensuring that there is someone in charge of the health and safety in the workplace as well as at least one member of staff who is the designated first aider and has attended a course like this first aid at work Gloucester based training course is important.
The person in charge of health and safety should also identify the hazards in the workplace. This is something that can be done in many ways. Staff who work there may raise concerns with the health and safety manager about something that they suspect to be hazardous, the health and safety supervisor may want to watch tasks being done to ensure that they are being done in the safest possible way, and they may also want to assess the materials or substances which could potentially be hazardous.
This is a process known as a risk assessment, and this helps to either eliminate the hazard entirely, or put in place procedures that all staff must follow in order to reduce the risks of an accident happening due to this particular hazard. Doing this means a safer workplace for all.