Safety Hazards in the Workplace

For almost 30 years, our team of qualified and experienced safety specialists have been working with businesses to prevent health and safety breaches. Ellis Whittam’s clients are given unlimited advice and hands-on support, all at a fair, fixed price.

From a general risk assessment of your premises and robust health and safety policy to dedicated consultant support and award-winning risk management software, our solutions-focused services gives you everything you need to protect your people and your organisation. We will even act as one of your legally-required competent persons.

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COVID-19 | FREE expert guidance for employers, including sample policies, template risk assessments and more

Sector-specific training videos

Over the last 18 months, businesses and their employees have become far more aware of the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. But with everyone’s focus firmly on adapting to the latest COVID guidelines, critical safety practices may have fallen by the wayside.

In fact, last year’s eyewatering fines for health and safety breaches that were unrelated to COVID-19 highlight just how important it is for businesses to manage all types of health and safety issues – from slips, trips and falls to remote working set-ups.

To ensure you’re competently fulfilling all of your legal duties, our Regional Health & Safety Manager, Oliver Williams, has produced a series of free, short, sector-specific training videos which can be accessed below.

Free related resources

This guide is intended to support you in meeting your moral obligation and legal duty to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone affected by your organisation’s activities.

The main objective of a General Risk Assessment (GRA) is to decide what steps you need to take to comply with health and safety law. In this way, understanding how to conduct a GRA is fundamental to overall health and safety management.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) was drafted over 40 years ago, yet it is still just as relevant in today’s working world.
This guide summarises the key points from the 121 pages of the Act, including an overview of its provisions and who they apply to.

Meet our health and safety expert

Oliver Williams
Regional H&S Manager

Safety Hazards in the Workplace:
Manufacturing and Engineering

Factories and workshop environments are full of safety hazards, and although it would be impossible to eliminate them all, employers have a responsibility to ensure they have taken all reasonable steps to minimise risk.

In this video, our Regional Health & Safety Manager explores common risks manufacturing and engineering businesses should be alert to and how to proactively manage them.

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Safety Hazards in the Workplace:
Professional Services

Electrical faults, improper workstation equipment and trip hazards are some of the more common safety hazards that come to mind when assessing office spaces. However, the pandemic has brought many unseen hazards into the spotlight which employers have a responsibility to identify and control.

In this video, our Regional Health & Safety Manager highlights the key safety hazards professional services businesses need to be aware of and what level of measures they are legally expected to put in place to protect their workers.

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Safety Hazards in the Workplace:
Retail and Hospitality

Retail and hospitality settings present a wide array of safety hazards that can change with the seasons. From potential slip hazards during icy weather conditions to extreme temperatures in kitchens during summer months, identifying constant and changing hazards in the workplace forms a crucial part of your risk assessment.

In this video, we pinpoint the main hazards you’ll encounter throughout the year and the key control measures you need to implement to protect your employees, customers and business.

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Throughout the pandemic, our Employment Law and Health & Safety specialists have continued to produce free, practical guidance and templates for employers.
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If you’re not confident in your current practices, or don’t have professional support in place, our network of qualified Health & Safety Consultants can help you to build a safe and compliant working environment through expert support tailored to your organisation.

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