Being in the retail industry, whether its running a large garden centre, small local shop or thriving chain of retail outlets, providing quality goods and service to your customers is of paramount importance, as is providing a safe environment for them and your staff. So you can focus on what is essential to keep the business running maybe having a friendly, yet professional, safety consultant may be just what you need to keep everyone safe whilst you are doing so.
On a daily basis your staff will be exposed to many workplace hazards that can affect their safety and health. The hazards may be from high levels of manual handling when moving stock; having an environment with numerous slip, trips and fall hazards; potential violence to staff; or poor fire safety arrangements.
Health and safety in your type of working environment needs not only to focus on your staff, but also your customers (of all ages), business visitors and any contractors who may be working on your premises. Risk assessment documentation will need to take into account all these persons, identify what risks they may be exposed to and identify control measures that will be needed to either eliminate or reduce the risk levels. Linked to these assessments should be documented safe systems of work, safety training requirements, along with support documentation to demonstrate you are complying with your legal duties.
Safety Shield Ltd can help with all of this. We have prior experience with working within the retail industry, providing them with user-friendly health and safety management systems, drafting Health and Safety Policies which consider the health and safety of their staff but also the safety and well-being of their valued customers. We have also trained key staff in carrying out the necessary risk assessment to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements. All this as well as providing access to on-going support and assistance when your staff need it most.
At Safety Shield Ltd our aim is to try to find solutions for your safety problems not create new ones.