1. British health and safety law is written to be reasonable. Most laws use a risk based approach with proportionality, founded on risk assessment, as its key principal.
2. The focus on health, the long-term illness and disease caused by work, is growing. Whilst the effects may be gradual, they are often irreversible. Management of health risks is a significant focus for the HSE and should be for businesses too. Businesses who get ahead of health risk management now will save their staff and themselves significant problems in the future.
3. Often the best resource a company has in health and safety is its own employees. The people who work for you know their job intimately, they do it every single day. Their involvement and knowledge of the work and the hazards it presents is vital when trying to protect them and you.
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