Safe Systems of Work
The Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 requires an employer to provide and maintain ‘Systems of work that are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health’.
A safe system of work is a step-by-step procedure for carrying out a task safely, taking into account the following:
- risks and control measures
- the equipment needed
- the environment
- the competence and skills required by workers
Our Health and Safety Consultants can develop and write Safe Systems of Work as a one off project or as part of a Safety Management System that reduces risks to health and improves workflow.