Health and Safety in Care, Safety Consultant in Shropshire

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Chartered Health and Safety Consultants covering the following areas: Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Whitchurch, Wem, Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Kidderminster, Worcester, Pershore Malvern, Royal Leamington Spa, Worcester, Worcestershire,Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Midlands, Stafford, Stoke, Burton upon Trent, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, Chester, Wrexham, Crewe, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Northampton, Daventry and surrounding areas.

Health and Safety Consultancy and Safety Training for schools, nurseries, academies, hospitals, care homes, domiciliary care, retailers, shops, offices, pubs, hotels, manufacturing companies and small contractors.

Risk Assessments, Workplace Audits, Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Warden, Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, CoSHH Assessments and more.

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Health and Safety Consultancy in Retail and Shops

Health and Safety in Retail

The retail industry employs over 3 million people in the UK. Long working hours, lone working, cash handling, moving stock all result in a variety of potential risks.  Managing safety of staff by developing working procedures is a key control measure to create a comfortable environment.

Every workplace has its hazards, but no one ever expects injuries to happen to them at work.  In fact, new and young workers are injured on the job every day.  In the retail industry, the leading causes of injury are:

What you must do

Health and safety law applies to all businesses, no matter how small. As an employer, or a self-employed person, you are responsible for health and safety in your business. You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of workplace dangers and provide a safe working environment.

Every workplace, including retail, has hazards.  The more you know about hazards, the more you can take part in creating a safe work environment. Each year about 100,000 young workers (16–24 years old) miss work after being hurt on the job, about 23,000 of these young workers—or 1 of every 4—are injured in a retail job.  Injuries happen for many reasons. Young workers don’t always get enough training. They don’t always know what questions they should ask to stay safe. Sometimes they are asked to do jobs they’re not supposed to do (by law). However, if you become familiar with the best practices described here, you will be able to recognize potential hazards at your workplace and to work safely.

What You Know Can Keep You Safe and Healthy at Work

Health and Safety in Care will help your business by visiting your premises and carry out an audit of your systems and procedures.  Providing assistance to write your risk assessments depending on the workplace hazards identified during the visits and talking with staff members.  

Training can be provided to your store manager which can be relayed to retail staff.  All training materials can be developed supplementary to your current documentation and relevant to your procedures.  No business is to big or too small.  Getting the involvement of your staff to take control of the safety control measures on the shop floor will encourage all employees to take greater care of their workplace and themselves.

Adele has worked with a number of different retailers throughout the UK from independent stores to multi-national supermarkets.  By using her experience and knowledge of the industry, she can provide hands-on help to ensure your company is compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Act and the subordinate regulations.  Retail sectors that Adele has experience in include:

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Hazards associated with retail workers:

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