How to keep your employees safe at work

It is a legal requirement to ensure that all your staff are safe at work and depending on what type of work that you do, there may be additional health and safety regulations that you need to follow. There are a number of ways that you can ensure your staff are safe and these can include:

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First aid – having qualified first aiders on site that have undertaken First Aid at Work courses like those from helps to ensure that if any of your staff were to eb taken ill at work or have an accident or injury, that you would be able to help them in best way that you can. This doesn’t mean that you will necessarily be able to prevent accidents but it will give your employees the best possible care if they do occur.

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Fire Marshals – in the event of a fire you want to ensure that your staff and visitors can be evacuated safely from the building. This will mean having effective fire procedures in place, safety equipment such as fire alarms, sprinklers and fire extinguishers and fire marshals who are trained to be able to help people get out the building as efficiently as possible.

Risk assessments – these are important documents that allow you to assess the potential risks in your business and how severe these risks might be. In some cases this might then lead you to make amendments and improvements to bring these risk levels down.

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