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Industry

With years of experience, we cover a wide array of industries, each with their tailored services allowing for precision when dealing with health and safety. Find your industry and get in touch with us on how we could aid your business.


Retail

The retail industry is a major employer in the UK, employing around 3 million people. Retail workers may not be exposed to the same risks experienced by those in construction or industrial environments, however, retail workers are still recorded regularly as absent from work because of an accident in the workplace.

We can help you develop a health and safety plan for your stores. A risk assessment is a legal obligation under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and if a company has more than five employees, it needs to be written down.

We can assist by identifying risks to your staff within the retail environment. These include:

Why should you consider health and safety in the retail environment?

The shop may seem like a safe place, but hazards exist and there are well documented cases of staff being injured through neglect of health and safety regulations and weak risk assessments.

Leave it to Workplace Risk Management.

We're here to help, undertaking store risk assessments, advising on your legal obligations and delivering a documented approach to managing the risks your office and store based employees face.


Factories & Workshops

In today’s compensation culture and increasing employer’s liability insurance costs, health and safety has become an issue that must be addressed.

Workplace Risk Management recognise that engineering and manufacturing locations, can be amongst the most hazardous within the workplace. It is essential your work force’s safety is properly managed and that they and others are not exposed to unnecessary risk. Their safety is paramount and we can offer guidance, practical solutions and documentation. Our aim is not just to meet the legal health and safety requirements but, through thorough risk assessments, suggest improvements to ensure that hazards at work are properly managed.

With over 3.2 million people employed in manufacturing and engineering in the UK it is no surprise that there are in excess of 26,000 injuries reported annually to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that are as a result of poor work practices. These injuries are spread amongst a variety of different types of manufacturing businesses including engineering; printing; laundry and dry cleaning services; paper mills; leather and footwear industries; motor vehicle repair; cement works; ceramics industry; concrete production; rubber production; the plastics industry; quarry production; the textile industry; the woodworking industry; surface engineering; waste and recycling; stonemasonry; heavy clay and brick production; molten metal production; and glass and glazing.

SME’s often cannot afford a full time health & safety manager. Outsourcing the health and safety function, is the most cost effective way to stay within the law, as well as mitigating claims against accidents. We provide professional health and safety and risk management services to help you manage and control these risks. We can develop and deliver training courses and informative material which is specific to the risks your company encounters in the workplace. We cover:


Hotels

It is common amongst hotels that high standards are maintained for fire and hygiene procedures. However, there are numerous other parts of legislation that hotel management find hard to get around to. The Hotel Industry employs in excess of 1.2 million people with the pubic in regular contact with businesses, be them residents at a hotel or eating in food outlets, with about 1600 serious accidents reported every year. Health and Safety in Hotels should be treated as a priority. Workplace Risk Management, when undertaking a health and safety risk assessment, will consider risks including Slips, Trips and Falls, Obstructions, Spillages, Lighting, Staff Clothing and Footwear and Space Requirements to name just a few. We cover:


Restaurants

Health and Safety in the catering sector covers restaurants, takeaways, public houses and night clubs. This sector employs in excess of 1.2 million people with the public in regular contact with businesses in the sector. Health and safety in Hotels and Catering should be treated as a priority. Workplace Risk Management, when undertaking a health and safety risk assessment will consider risks including Slips, Trips and Falls, Obstructions, Spillages, Lighting, Staff Clothing and Footwear and Space Requirements to name just a few.

Tailoring our approach to the catering industry, we may choose to examine the adequacy of floor coverings; positioning of equipment in relation to work processes and storage.

Consider the following specific risks we may look for in the catering industry. Please note this list is not exhaustive:

Workplace Risk Management’s experience of the industry will assist your restaurant, café, bar or food outlet, establish safe systems and control risks, in a food retailing/catering environment.


Construction

Accidents are still too common within the construction industry. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are required to focus much of their resources on improving this situation. Principal Contractors need to be thorough in selecting their sub-contractors, with a considerable focus being on the sub-contractors implementation of health and safety at work and the competency of their staff.

Workplace Risk Management can help construction companies win business. We can help with:


Corporation

Office workers may not be exposed to the same risks experienced by those in construction or industrial environments, however, over 2000 office workers are absent from work for more than three days each year because of an accident at work. We can help you develop a health and safety plan for your company. A risk assessment is a legal obligation under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and if a company has more than five employees, it needs to be written down.

We can assist by identifying risks to your staff within the office environment. These include:


Schools

Workplace Risk Management work with schools, colleges and universities helping them create an effective health and safety culture. By helping you develop a structured approach to risk assessment hazards, faced by those using the academic buildings be it students, teachers, contractors, visitors or the public, are reduced.

Having clearly documented policies and procedures and making users aware of their presence and also building an understanding of their importance, is vital to achieving a positive health and safety culture. There are a wealth of considerations, be it the Manual Handling Operations Regulations, Display Screen Equipment Regulations, Control of Asbestos, The Education (School Premises) Regulations or The Disability Discrimination Act; all have to be considered and properly managed to meet legal requirements.

Workplace Risk Management can assist schools and colleges in their role of employers and providers and can advise on your duties in consulting on health and safety matters.

Consider these eight steps to risk assessments:

  1. Look for the hazards
  2. Decide who might be harmed and how
  3. Evaluate risks
  4. Record any findings
  5. Review assessments and revise
  6. Look for emergency procedures
  7. Consider first aid
  8. Support pupils/students

All of our consultants meet full safeguarding requirements, hold Enhanced CRB checks, have NEBOSH qualifications and are members of IOSH.


Care

Workplace Risk Management have considerable experience managing risks within care homes, protecting those who are most vulnerable. A fresh set of eyes on your already existing health and safety systems, can often identify hazards which could reasonably be expected to cause harm. We concentrate on hazards across the organization and not just those which could result in serious harm. We can identify from your employees and residents specific risks and procedures which are weak and have potential for problems.

Typical risks arising from hazards in residential care homes can be significant. These risks apply to all users not just employees but visitors and others. In response to these risks, we have developed a broad range of services including:

We can also consider maintenance such as the effectiveness of thermostatic valves on baths and showers, condition of electrical appliances, cleaning procedures, condition of furniture and health and safety tripping/slipping hazards. We can also take into account the condition of lifts and hoists.

Workplace Risk Management identifies all users who may be at risk. These may include staff, residents, visitors and contractors. Typical Accidents in Residential Care Homes: