Health & Safety at Work Awareness

This questionnaire has been designed to help you to become more familiar with some of the many laws that are applicable when you start your own business. The higher your score at the end, the more Laws you will find are applicable to your particular type of business and the more you need to do to comply.

Please note: it is not a definitive guide but simply gives you an awareness and we would advise you to contact the Health & Safety Executive and your local Environmental Health Department for full information

1.  Do you have employees working for you?
No

Yes

 

2.  Are you operating a factory?
No

Yes

 

3.  Are you operating an Office or a Shop?
No

Yes

 

4. Do you have a written Statement of your Safety Policy?
No

Yes

 

5.  Do you have 5 or more members of staff?
No

Yes

 

6. Do you ensure that staff are competant / trained to do their job safely?
No

Yes

 

7.  Do you have a Safety Commitee?
No

Yes

 

8. Are you recording all staff injuries, and reporting any dangerous ones to the Health & Safety Executive?
No

Yes

 

9.  Do you have sufficient staff trained in First Aid?
No

Yes

 

10. Are you displaying a current Employers Liability Insurance certificate?
No

Yes

 

11.  Are you familiar with Fire Precautions Act (1971) and Home Office proposals on relevant EC Diretives?
No

Yes

 

12.  Have you checked your Health & Safety procedures against industry standards?
No

Yes

 

13.  Are you following published Health & Safety Executive guidance on specific hazards and risks?
No

Yes

 

14.  Are you up to date over Civil actions over Health & Safety issues such as RSI, work related stress, etc.
No

Yes

 

Your Health & Safety Questionnaire Results:
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Obviously, the higher your score the more you have to comply with and the less you are actually doing about it.

For full information and free literature contact the Health & Safety Executive at their help line on (0870) 1545 500 or your local environmental Health department.

Alternatively visit their web siteby clicking here HSE Direct