Business Safety Week 2022: How does your company measure up?

business safety week 2022

THIS week is Business Safety Week 2022 and there has never been a better time to see how your business measures up against the latest fire and health and safety regulations.

Organised by the National Fire Chiefs Council, Business Safety Week 2022, which is held from September 5-11, targets small and medium sized businesses and encourages them to work with their local fire services to ensure they comply fully with the law.

With a looming financial crisis, it might be tempting to turn a blind eye to any health and safety concerns you may have, but doing so could have huge implications for your business and those around you. Through Business Safety Week 2022, fire chiefs are encouraging businesses to take action now.

At Acorn Safety Services, we are here to help you make sense of the rules and give you the support and information you need to stay safe.

Fire risk assessments: What are they and why do I need one?

During Business Safety Week 2022, the National Fire Chiefs Council is encouraging businesses to ensure they are fully up to date when it comes to fire risk assessments.

According to the National Fire Chiefs Council, more than 86% of businesses which experience a fire never recover from it, so fire risk assessments really are an essential tool when it comes to working out your businesses individual risk and setting out a clear plan of action to ensure your premises are protected.

Acorn Safety Services is SSIP accredited to carry out risk assessments and you can learn more about our services by reading last week’s blog.

Arson also remains a real problem for businesses, so a full inspection of your premises has never been more important.

What about health and safety?

Health and safety and fire safety really do go hand and in hand and our experts are always here to help you.

Things like overloaded plug sockets and fire exits blocked by boxes may seem minor, but could lead to serious injury, or even death, if they are not identified and dealt with quickly.

Almost all accidents at work can be prevented, but the financial and human cost of ignoring the simple things can be enormous.

In August, a waste management company was fined £190,000 by the Health and Safety Executive after a contractor tragically died after falling seven metres while carrying out maintenance work. It was found that the contractor’s death was entirely preventable had the work been properly planned.

If you are working on a site and need health and safety advice fast, don’t forget to get in touch. As well as being health and safety consultants, we are also your first choice to help with asbestos management and legionella testing.  

How much does it cost?

We know that money is tight, but as Business Safety Week 2022 highlights, ensuring your businesses health and safety and fire safety is a legal requirement which cannot be ignored.

Acorn Safety Services is one of the last fully-independent health and safety consultancies in the country and we guarantee that any advice we give you is completely impartial.

With that in mind, we don’t have ‘a one size fits all approach’ to our prices. We’ll get to know you and your business, work with you to learn more about your requirements and then offer a quote based on your individual circumstances and the work you need us to do.

What we can tell you, is that the price we quote is the price you will pay – no hidden costs and no nasty surprises.

During Business Safety Week 2022 make sure you take the time to call Acorn Safety Services and get your health and safety problems sorted once and for all. For more information about Business Safety Week 2022 search for #BusinessSafetyWeek2022.

For all your health and safety needs visit https://acornhealthandsafety.co.uk/ today or contact us at info@acornhealthandsafety.co.uk or on 01604 930380.


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