ICARUS
Health & Safety Ltd
YOUR BEST ROUTE TO SAFETY

Phone: 01202 981313

Email: enquiry@icarushealthsafety.com

Health and safety Consultants, London, South West and South East

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DO NOTHING ABOUT HEALTH & SAFETY?

Where there is no or little control over maintenance of premises and equipment in the workplace, or organisation of safe systems of working or training of the workforce, it is more likely that someone in or around your workplace will suffer an injury.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE CONSQUENCES?

If an accident occurs:

  • Your business loses money as costs will be incurred in dealing with the incident.
  • It is likely that your organisation will be sued for compensation in the civil court system by the injured party.
  • It is possible that your organisation will be prosecuted in the criminal court system by the Health & Safety Executive.
  • Directors, members of the management team or any person directly in control of safety issues at the time of an incident may also be prosecuted individually. Therefore, it is not guaranteed that a culpable member of the board of directors, management team or other members of staff are able to hide behind the name of their employer.
  • The outcome of a successful prosecution against organisations and individuals can involve substantial fines which may place their financial survival at risk. Individuals also face the risk of imprisonment.

There are three main reasons for investing in Health & Safety:

1. THE FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE

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Investing in health & safety will minimise your operational costs. It is clear that businesses operate to achieve goals in terms of reaching certain levels of turnover and profit. If an accident occurs, costs are incurred and this reduces profit.

Equally, not for profit organisations want to maximise the use of available funds for their particular activities. If an accident occurs, costs are incurred and this reduces the amount of funds available.

No organisation needs uncertainty or the consequences of unplanned and unexpected events to jeopardise their finances.

Icarus Safety is here to help your organisation avoid those unplanned and unexpected events.

2. THE LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

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Icarus Safety is also here to help protect your organisation and individual members of your workforce from falling foul of the law.

We put into place the necessary checks and balances to help you achieve compliance with legislation.

Penalties for non-compliance can be severe and can be aimed at individuals within an organisation. Imprisonment is the ultimate sanction. All best avoided.

3. THE MORAL PERSPECTIVE

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Last but not least, we want to make sure that every person within your workforce returns home in the same state of health as when they arrived for work.

Equally, we want to make sure that other people coming into contact with your organisation should not be placed at undue risk of injury or ill-health.

The effects of a major incident can be far reaching; from the loss of a resource to the organisation to an adverse psychological effect upon other members of the workforce, their families and friends who have been affected directly or indirectly by a traumatic event.

To see how we can successfully manage health & safety and risk for your organisation, please contact us via our email address, telephone number or request us to give you a call back.