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WITH the end of the year fast approaching thoughts are turning to January and the ways in which we can all make a positive start to 2024.
For many businesses and organisations that can mean finally getting on top of health and safety, particularly for those which have seen a significant increase in headcount or moved to new premises during the past few months.
To help you, the team at Acorn Safety Services has come up with some new year health and safety resolutions to ensure you can start 2024 in the best way possible.
Health and safety resolution #1 – get tested for Legionella Bacteria
Acorn Safety Services Legionella and Fire Manager, Adam Midson says: “Many businesses and organisations will be closing their doors for the Christmas holidays next week meaning they could well be empty for up to a fortnight.
“Water supplies which haven’t been used for a while are a breeding ground for legionella bacteria which could go on to cause Legionnaires Disease in some people.
“With that in mind, it makes sense to book a legionella risk assessment for early January, particularly if you haven’t had one, or its overdue.
“Risk assessments are quick, easy and carried out by one of our highly-skilled consultants with very little disruption. It makes to tick it off your health and safety to-do list as soon as possible.”
Learn more by visiting our dedicated website at www.legionellarisks.co.uk
Health and safety resolution #2 – don’t take a risk with fire safety
Protecting your premises and your team from fire is probably one of the simplest health and safety tasks, but often the one that many businesses get wrong.
Legionella and Fire Consultant, Nathon Freezer said: “Poor signage, fire extinguishers which don’t work, blocked emergency exits – we’ve seen it all. But ensuring you comply with the latest fire safety regulations is a legal requirement and is something which should be taken seriously.
“If you’ve recently moved into a new office, had a change of headcount or have employees with additional needs making sure you have a up-to-date fire risk assessment is absolutely essential. We can also help with personal evacuation plans and fire door inspections which could make all the difference should the worst happen.” You can learn more about the steps you need to take by visiting Fire Risk Assessments – Fire Safety – Acorn Safety Services (acornhealthandsafety.co.uk)
Health and safety resolution #3 – get the lowdown on CDM
Did you know that CDM regulations apply as soon as the idea for a construction project is formed?
For any successful project, it should be one of the first things you consider, ensuring that the project and its site is safe and secure and that everyone involved has the right skills and experience to be able to do their job to the very highest standards.
Health and Safety Manager, John Crockett says: “If you’ve got construction plans for 2024 it makes sense to get the very latest information about CDM now.
“At Acorn Safety Services we work with clients of all sizes to ensure their projects go without a hitch and that everyone on-site is safe and protected.
“We have decades of experience in the field and we’re the perfect choice when it comes to acting as a CDM partner on your site. Get in touch today to learn more about the ways in which we can help get your construction project off the ground in the new year.”
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