What is Health and Safety (on behalf of Seton)

August 30, 2012 13:00 ET

Online Health and Safety Website Asks: Is Your Workplace as Safe as it Could Be?

- Website urges employees to carry out a thorough risk assessment of their premises

- The importance of safety signs highlighted

- Guidance on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 provided

BURY, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2012) - Employers in the UK have been encouraged to reassess the health and safety of their workplaces, in a bid to reduce accidents.

According to whatishealthandsafety.co.uk - a resource which offers information and advice to businesses - security measures are often too relaxed and this can put people in danger.

As a result, the site is urging company owners to carry out a thorough risk assessment of their premises and to invest in safety signs from a retailer like Seton. This, they claim, will keep staff, visitors and general members of the public as safe as possible and will help people abide by the Government's rules and regulations.

Matt Hornsby, a spokesman for the website said: "The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1974 requires employers to identify workplace hazards before implementing the correct health and safety measures. If this is not done, they could end up in court, so it's definitely worth taking action sooner rather than later."

He continued: "More often than not, a simple safety sign will help keep people out of danger. These can be bought online and can alert staff to a number of hazards including slippery steps, hot water and uneven surfaces. Mandatory, prohibition, warning and other notices provide clear visual instruction and guidance and are colour-coded for your convenience."

The website has also encouraged anyone working with hazardous substances to abide by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COHH) Regulations 2002. This means limiting exposure to hazardous materials, wearing the right protective clothing and using COHH equipment. It's also recommended that A COSHH assessment be carried out to reduce the risk of harm occurring.

If you're looking to improve the health and safety of your business, Seton provides an array of equipment including over 15,000 safety signs.

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