Ensure Your Business Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations
Discover how to navigate health and safety regulations to create a safe and productive work environment. We understand that as a dedicated employer, you prioritize the well-being of your team and yourself. However, complying with health and safety regulations can be daunting, especially for small businesses. That’s why we’re here to help you get started.
Understand Your Health and Safety Responsibilities
As a business owner or someone responsible for health and safety in your organization, it’s crucial to be aware of your obligations according to the Health and Safety Workplace Act 2015. Take the following four-step process to ensure a safe working environment:
1. Identify and assess the risks specific to your business.
2. Implement measures to eliminate or minimize these risks.
3. Continuously monitor the effectiveness of the control measures.
4. Regularly review and improve your practices.
Maintain thorough documentation to demonstrate compliance with regulations. For detailed information about your responsibilities, refer to WorkSafe’s Quick Reference Guide.
Health and Safety Responsibilities for Sole Traders and Contractors
Even if you operate as a sole trader, contractor, or business owner without employees, it’s essential to remember that you are still considered a PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking). The aforementioned responsibilities apply to you as well. Ensure:
– Your own health and safety.
– The health and safety of others who may be affected by your work.
– The health and safety of visitors to your workplace or the general public.
Health and Safety Tips for Working from Home
If you or your employees and contractors work from home, it’s important to address specific considerations. WorkSafe offers guidance on maintaining healthy workstations, managing computer use, and supporting mental well-being. Visit their dedicated guidance page for valuable insights.
Identify Risks in Your Business with Our Help
Identifying risks in your business is a crucial aspect of meeting your health and safety obligations. Leveraging our industry experience and expertise in business finance, we can assist you in identifying potential risks that may have been overlooked.
Whether you require guidance on risk identification or have questions regarding your accounts, feel free to reach out to us. We’re eager to assist you on your journey toward a safer workplace.
Contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you!
Your Outside Team