Services - Health & Safety Management Systems

Every working day in Great Britain at least one person is killed and over 6000 are injured at work. Every year three-quarters of a million people take time off work because of what they regard as work-related illness. About 30 million work days are lost as a result.

Accidents and ill health are costly to workers and their families. They can also hurt companies because, in addition to the costs of personal injuries, they may incur far greater costs from damage to property or equipment, and lost production.

With very few exceptions, employers have to have liability insurance cover for injuries and ill health to their employees. They will also have insurance for accidents involving vehicles and possibly third-party and buildings insurance.

However, insurance policies only cover a small proportion of the costs of accidents.

Costs not covered by insurance can include:
• Sick-pay
• Damage or loss of product and raw materials
• Repairs to plant and equipment
• Overtime working and temporary labour
• Production delays
• Investigation time
• Fines

HSE studies have found that uninsured costs outweigh those covered by insurance policies. In a wide range of business sizes and activities, the total uninsured losses from day-to-day accidents ranged from twice up to 36 times the total paid in insurance premiums in the same year; the average was around ten times the amount paid in premiums.

We can design and implement your Health and safety management system to help you reduce accidents, protect your employees and business and cut costs.

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A health and safety management system will help reduce accidents and protect employees
A health and safety management system will help reduce accidents and protect employees