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Lots of people will sell you a guide or charge even more to do it for you

 

Mainly tho its common sense plus DOCUMENTATION - you write down you're going to do an assesment, you write down the assesement , you write down what has to be done, and you write down what you did and when - and you kleep doing it every year.............

 

keep it all neat and tidy in a file

 

post the correct notices in view

 

Make sure people DO clean their hands etc etc

 

I'd start here :-

 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/smallbusinesses/index.htm

 

for Food Safety I'd call your local inspector and ask for advice - they are normally very pleased to set you on the right lines rather than come round and inspect you - looks good on your (written) record as well............

 

We did a Fire Safety thing ourselves in a couple of odffices - didn't take very long and we did find a couple of things we really needed to fix

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Lots of people will sell you a guide or charge even more to do it for you

 

Mainly tho its common sense plus DOCUMENTATION - you write down you're going to do an assesment, you write down the assesement , you write down what has to be done, and you write down what you did and when - and you kleep doing it every year.............

 

Only taken to the nth degree where it stops being sensible and you start having step ladder training courses and wearing 2 metre safety harnesses for falls of LESS than 2 metres. ;)

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You know you've got it right when you get to that sort of point TBH

 

We moved the recycling bin from the office hallway as "if it burst into flames it would block a fire exit" = 5*

 

Nah, removing or reducing genuine risk is fine.

 

But having to wear a 2 metre drop harness for a drop of less than 2 metres is not only insanely jobsworth (as it would do nothing to "save" you from any fall), it actually increases the risk of a fall in the first place (due to tangling increasing the possibility of a fall and indeed increased injury in being tangled in said fall).

 

 

Ironically most H&S organisations (CHAS and such) don't actually like it if you are extremely safe and don't have accidents (I guess it makes them worried about their own existence).

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