Problems and risks in the workplace
Your H&S team will be focused on the major task of ensuring that the Management of Heath & Safety at Work Regulations and other statutory requirements are complied with. But even though the Regulations cover a wide range of issues, many risks can get overlooked - especially if they are not specifically covered by legislation.
Undetected risks and problems in the workplace could arise from:
And don't forget you have a responsibility to ensure good working practices and a safe environment for staff that work from home.
Some people might say that the biggest problem is getting staff to realise that safety and efficiency is everyone's responsibility. Ecopraxis consultation and training may even be able to help with that!
Signs and symptoms
If you or your colleagues begin to experience any of the health problems below - especially if the symptoms are less noticeable when away from work - then you should take immediate action to discover the cause. Always seek medical advice if symptoms persist.