The British Safety Council is holding its annual conference in London in June, and the theme this year is how effectively managing health and safety in the workplace can reap rewards for the business, as well as keep employees safe. There will be a series of presentations, followed by an interactive drama that hopes to illustrate the dangers of not taking health and safety seriously.
This year’s conference held by the British Safety Council, will focus on the business benefits of adopting a robust health and safety strategy in the workplace, and the consequences of not being proactive in terms of safety at work. The emphasis will be firmly on the sensible management of health and safety issues, rather than overburdening managers and business owners with too many regulations.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) point out that even after taking out Employer Liability Insurance, some employers may still not be covered for costs such as sick pay, delays in production and legal costs resulting from a work accident compensation claim.
Top UK accident at work claim specialists, Accident Advice Helpline law firm, deal with thousands of claims for non-fault accident compensation every year, and a spokesperson from the law firm said,
“By promoting the business benefits of a solid health and safety policy in the workplace, business owners and manager will be able to see the positive aspects, rather than just assuming that this is a burden that they are under an obligation to bare.”
Increased insurance premiums are a likely consequence of poor health and safety procedures within a business, with some companies experiencing difficulty in finding an insurance company prepared to cover them.
In addition to this, legal costs incurred as part of any employee claim for compensation, and a subsequent loss of business reputation, can cripple a company and put them out of business for good.
Accident At Work Claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a leading accident at work claim law firm that offers support to people considering whether to make a claim for compensation following an accident. They have been in business for more than a decade, and their 24 hour helpline can be reached on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: October 17, 2013
Author: David Brown