Many businesses can come under the risk of threats occurring within the industry. Sadly, we are aware that these startling facts have tragic consequences for the victims and their families. However, the company directors responsible, can also face prosecution and in the worst circumstances; jail sentences.
Also, the number of working days that have been lost due to work related illness and work place injuries can also been seen as worrying. In 2014-2015 a shocking 27.3 million days were lost in the UK. As many will be aware, for an individual business, the costs and impacts of this can be hard to measure.
Another trend that has been seen as worrying for business owners is the increase in the number of claims that have been related to noise, vibration and dust. In a society that trends which have become increasingly controversial set by PPI claims, individuals have been seen more likely to claim compensation.
What can you do to combat this?
It is essential that you ensure you have a thorough and robust health and safety policy in place, as this will reflect your business practices. Also, good risk management advice can be extremely beneficial in regards to protection. It can help against future claims and potential loss of reputation for your company.
Following on, you will also have the peace of mind of knowing that you are doing everything that you can to look after your workforce and keep them safe.
Why not get in contact with us today to discuss your health and safety concerns and we will do all that we can to find the right solution for your business, it might not be as expensive as you think and could save you money, time and stress in the long run.
Make sure that you have the correct commercial insurance for your business by contacting a member of our expert team on 0333 400 2314!