Health & Safety Management

Health & Safety is at the heart of business sustainability and Carbon Footprint Ltd offer a range of consultancy and training services to assist you in meeting your legal, financial and moral obligations. 

As an employer you have overall responsibility for health and safety within your business to keep your employees’ safe and their training up to date. It is a legal obligation to have a Health & Safety policy and to have undertaken a risk assessment, which must be written down if you employ 5 or more people. Failing to address health and safety issues can result in injuries and illness to your staff, penalties for non-compliance including fines, imprisonment and reputational damage.



In the UK *

  • In 2013/2014 new cases of work related illness and injuries cost £14.3 billion
  • 27.3 million working days were lost due to work related injury or ill health in 2014/2015
  • Fines for Health & Safety convictions are now unlimited

Autumn 2016 Update

  • As many £1 million or larger penalties have been given within the last 6 months (since the new Guidelines came into effect) as in the previous 20 years
  • Courts must assess the potential for harm when there is a breach rather than just the actual harm caused
  • Fines are now  linked to the turnover of the company – if the same breach/risk found for two different companies but one has a low turnover while the other very high, the penalty can greatly increase.
  • The Guidelines are also likely to lead to more custodial sentences as judges assess culpability, degree of actual harm, likelihood of harm and whether more than one person was exposed to risk when determining a sentence


You may also hold or need to hold OHSAS 18001 certification, particularly for supply chain or PQQ requirements.


How Carbon Footprint can help you


  • 2016_2_building.jpgHealth & Safety Audits Onsite review & assessment of your systems, identifying key failings, risks and recommendations for improvement.  This includes auditing of your procedures, policy, risk assessment, documentation and training.
  • Health & Safety Courses - from H&S awareness through to specialist courses that can be delivered 'in house' or at one of our training centres
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessments -  support with completion of general, fire, COSHH and DSE risk assessments and provision of documentation
  • OHSAS 18001- set-up, internal auditing, ongoing maintenance and alignment/integration with ISO 9001 and/or ISO14001 in your organisation
  • OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 transitioning - from Sept 16   


* source Health & Safety Executive   

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