Client organisations have the reassurance of expert advice being immediately available on a range of topics as diverse as how to handle outbreaks of infectious illness at work, to environmental impact assessment or the relevance and implementation of new legislation.
Employers have a responsibility to “ensure as far as reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare of the employee” as enshrined in both 1989 and 2005 Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Acts and subsequent Regulations. We can assist you in understanding and implementing practical approaches to meet these responsibilities.
Occupational Health Risk Assessment
Risk management is an integral aspect of today’s business environment. Risk management starts with the recognition and evaluation of hazards in the workplace. Appropriate risk assessment ensures compliance with legislation, identifies areas for improvements and results in a safer, healthier workplace. Because of our range of expertise, CHI can advise on many areas of risk assessment including:
- Chemical hazards
- Biological hazards
- Ergonomic hazards including use of visual display units (VDU) and “factory floor” issues
- Other psychological issues
- Employee Assistance Programmes
CHI provides competent and experienced trainers in a variety of specialist areas including:
- Manual handling training
- First aid training
- Chemical safety training
- Stress management
Training can be provided at your workplace or at a location suitable to your needs.
VDUs are ubiquitous in the modern workplace. Employers have a responsibility under the General Applications Regulations to ensure all VDU users have the benefit of an ergonomic assessment. CHI have experienced and trained professionals who can assist you whether you need a single or many work stations assessed.
Many established workplaces recognise the need to improve standards and meet both legislative and corporate requirements. We can assist you delivering upon these needs by providing workplace visits to carry out audits and prepare an occupational health plan. Such plans take account of statutory requirements, corporate standards and best practice for that industry. Employers can implement the plan according to priority needs and develop the service as resources allow.