Health and safety is the key to improving workplace wellbeing

Health and safety is the key to workplace wellbeing

Each year in the UK there are more than 36 million sick days taken by employees due to illness and injuries in the workplace according to the Health and Safety Executive.

It’s a shocking statistic which means that facilities managers and health and safety officers should be taking every opportunity to make sure all of their employees are safe and protected.

As World Day of the Sick approaches on Saturday, the team at Acorn Safety Services take you through the actions you can take today to help reduce the possibility of accidents and turn days of absence into days of productivity.

A health and safety healthcheck is key

Health and safety rules are there to protect to us all and failing to comply could prove a costly mistake.

The first step towards compliance is a health and safety health check, carried out by one of Acorn Safety’s highly skilled consultants which will highlight what you’re doing right and, perhaps more importantly, what you’re doing wrong.

We’ll signpost you to the latest information and we’ll support you as you take the next important steps.

As a fully independent health and safety consultancy you can be sure that any advice we give is the right advice for you – nothing more, nothing less.

We’ll give you the ABC of asbestos

For businesses right across the UK, asbestos continues to be a huge problem and certainly not something that has been consigned to the history books as many would have you believe.

If your premises have not been checked for asbestos, and they were built before 1999, an asbestos survey is essential.

Our consultants are all UKATA-accredited and know what they are looking for. They will go through your premises inch by inch to present their findings in a report which you’ll receive shortly afterwards.

We’ll then help you to make the right choices for you and guide you through the entire process.

The lowdown on legionella

If you regularly read our blogs, you’ll know that legionella has become one of our key areas of focus.

Last summer, we launched a whole new arm to our business – led by legionella and fire consultant, Adam Midson to help tackle this growing problem.

As spring and summer are fast approaching, we would recommend that your air conditioning units and water systems are tested regularly to ensure legionella bacteria hasn’t developed while they have been switched off.

Legionella is a serious problem which can led to Legionnaires’ Disease if it is not tackled quickly.

Taking action against fire

Fire is a huge problem for businesses and one that many are unprepared for.

A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for all non-domestic buildings and for domestic buildings with communal areas.

As well as identifying the steps you need to take to ensure compliance with the latest rules and regulations, Acorn Safety Services can also help to develop evacuation plans, check that all your documents have been completed and are up to date and make recommendations about fire doors and how to avoid trips and hazards.

If time is not on your side we can also arrange a 30-minute online call which will help us to get to know you, explain the basics and provide a plan tailored to the individual needs of yourself and your company.

With more than 40 years’ experience in the health and safety industry there is no one better place to keep you and those around safe and protected. Give us a call today.

For all your health and safety needs visit today or contact us at or on 01604 930380.

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