Health and Safety has become a subject to all our lives over recent years, but an integral part of companies and organisations alike in keeping people safe and well. Our staff are key professionals in the field they train, whether they are fire fighters, nurses or paramedics.
These people spend their days working with the results of poor health and safety and really can say that prevention is better than cure.
“Accident rates are lower where employees genuinely feel they have a say in health and safety matters (14%), compared with workplaces where employees do not get involved (26%). HSE 2010”
If you believe everything you read, health and safety is to blame for lots of fun events being cancelled. Plastic duck races, village fetes and even morris dancing have all allegedly fallen victim to excessive health and safety regulations.
People often assume that the rules are so complex they make it too much effort to organise an event. But when managed sensibly, health and safety shouldn’t (and doesn’t) stop things happening.
As part of a well-run event, good planning and practical actions help to make sure that things go smoothly. The important thing is to make sure that health and safety is fit for purpose and acted upon, It certainly isn’t about cancelling events. Health and Safety is here to save lives, not stop them.