Did you know that we have to write our health and safety arrangements down by law? Any organisation that employs five or more staff must write down their health and safety arrangements. For example, risk assessments, policies and procedures. If an organisation has fewer than five employees then they don’t have to writer anything down. However, in health and safety law if an organisation is prosecuted, they are guilty until they can prove themselves innocent. Without writing anything down, this becomes a lot more difficult to prove. Have you carried out or been involved in carrying out risk assessments for your team? If so, are they in need of being updated? Take some time to review your risk assessments and any procedures you follow. No one likes loads of paperwork, therefore you only need to risk assess significant hazards - use of a hole punch isn’t classed as significant and creates unnecessary work.
If you see a hazard, don't ignore it, sort it!!