Every business is responsible for safeguarding the health and safety of anyone affected by its activities. But of course, the risks to health and safety can differ widely between sectors and individual businesses.
Whatever the nature of your business, it is essential to put procedures in place to avoid health and safety breaches. In the most serious cases, health and safety failures can lead to serious injury or even death, as well as to potential fines and imprisonment – including liability for corporate manslaughter in some instances.
Environmental considerations are also a growing concern for many businesses, both in terms of legal requirements and the importance of businesses’ green credentials to growing numbers of customers. Many businesses find that steps taken to respond to these environmental demands have the beneficial side-effect of focusing attention on resource efficiency in the business, which can help to cut costs.
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