Health and safety are important factors in a work environment, especially when working with heavy machinery, heavy materials and production processes that can impose danger to your employees. The right protocol and training are vital in keeping workers safe. The HSE, which stands for Health and Safety Executive, is responsible for protocol concerning the health, safety and welfare of workers in England, Wales and Scotland. In Northern Ireland this responsibility lies with the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland. By following the protocol created by these organizations you can increase the safety in your warehouse and create a healthy and pleasant work environment.

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 Safety should always have priority in a work environment, and it should have a high priority in a warehouse environment that involves heavy lifting and working with heavy machinery. By setting the right standard and providing the right training your employees not only feel, but also be safe while working. Not only will this minimize the amount of accidents happening, protocol will also limit the damage or injury caused by these accidents. HSE creates these protocols that can help you increase the safety in the warehouse and the entire work environment.

HSE, a short introduction

The HSE, or Health and Safety Executive is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom with headquarters based in Liverpool, England. This organization is responsible for the promotion, regulation and enforcement health, welfare and safety in the workplace. The HSE also conducts research into occupational risks in companies based in England, Wales and Scotland.

The HSE was created by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that as of 2011 defines the fundamental structure and authority for the regulation of workplace safety. Since its creation, the HSE has absorbed earlier regulatory bodies such as the Railway Inspectorate and Factory Inspectorate.

The HSE is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions. Besides the promotion of protocols, the Health and Safety Executive is responsible for the investigation of small and large industrial accidents, including major incidents such as the explosion and fire at Buncefield ten years ago. Though the HSE formerly reported to the Health and Safety Commission, the two organisations merged in 2008.

The HSE’s work covers a wide range of activities, from creating and reviewing regulations, producing research and statistics and enforcing the law concerning workplace safety. The law on health and safety at work in Great Britain is regulated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and different local authorities (LAs). As regulators, the role of HSE is to determine that businesses are effectively and proportionately managing their health and safety risks to workers and others concerned. To do this, the HSE uses a range of interventions to influence, encourage and advise businesses and hold to account the businesses that fail to meet their responsibilities.

HSE: health and safety made simple

The Health and Safety Executive are concerned with those work issues that cause people’s health to be significantly affected and work to minimize the impact of these work issues. For many companies, all that’s required is a basic series of practical tasks that protect workers from harm and protect the future growth of your business. First of all it is very important to control the risks in your business and consult your employees, after which you can provide them with the right information and training concerning safety. Also important is providing them with the right workplace facilities and first aid in the event of an accident occurring.

At Jekashop we sell different products which can be of help in the safekeeping of your employees. We have products providing impact protection, such as bollards, crash protection guards, column protection, safety barriers, fencing and beams. These products prevent injury or damage in the event of an accident involving heavy machinery. We also sell safety mirrors, which can provide your employees with a good view of their surroundings. These mirrors can prevent accidents at corners, doorways and other blind spots. Another product that can increase the safety of your workplace is floor marking. By using floor marking it’s easy to indicate lines, storage areas, work areas, walkways and transportation routes. With the use of this product your employees will be aware of the different areas in the workspace and this will prevent them getting in the way of others.

We also offer barcode labels, location signs, warehouse labels and platform ladders, with which you will be able to organize your work environment and make it a safer place. To have a look at all of these products, go to our web shop and browse. If you need any help or advice concerning the safety of your work environment, don’t hesitate to contact one of our experts.