Keep your personnel healthy and safe.

No matter what industry you are involved in, health and safety should be of prime importance, and it is crucial that a risk assessment is undertaken, at regular intervals. A risk is careful examination of what, in your work, or in your workplace, could cause harm to you or other people, so that you can weigh up whether you have the correct precautions in place or should do more to prevent harm. Simply put a risk is the chance that a situation will turn into a disaster.

Before exposing yourself to the chance of injury you should carefully think and assess the aftermath, it is known as risk assessment. By employing a company such as ours, with our vast experience of expert health and safety in Kent you will be certain that all complex health and safety regulations will be adhered to. Risk assessment is the methodology that underpins all decisions about health and safety.

Let’s take the farming industry as an example. British farmers play a vital role in maintaining the countryside, providing the main form of employment outside of urban centres and providing food for the population. Yet, in course of this work, they face one of the highest rates of death and serious injury of any industry in Great Britain. If you are a man working in agriculture you are two and a half times more likely to die going about your job than you are in a car accident. We as a company appreciate and acknowledge the importance of horticulture health and safety training.

Our experience has shown us that in most other industries, deaths and injuries are decreasing but in farming numbers have remained steady over recent years. The reasons for this include more farmers having to work alone, using more powerful machinery and an ageing work force. It is a staggering fact that, on average, between 40 and 50 agricultural workers a year do not make it home safely to their families. A regular, professional, health and safety risk assessment inspection will without doubt aid in bringing these figures down.

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posted on September 18, 2013
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