This week marks Small Business Advice Week. The prestigious campaign, now its 14th year, aims to help the 4.5 million British SME’s thrive by offering expert advice on all areas of business operations.
Small Business Advice Week attracts the attention of major brands, banks and organisations willing to offer advice to small businesses up and down the country, as well as media representatives keen to promote the positive event.
The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘growth and productivity’. Major players will be offering valuable recommendations on how to optimise enterprises in light of the uncertainty created by Brexit.
See our infographic offering valuable advice on how to manage health and safety in your organisation.
Visit the Small Business Advice Week website for advice on all areas of your business.
Do you need advice on Health and Safety?
Accidents and work-related ill-health affects all types of workplaces and occupations. Statistics from the HSE show in 2015/16 there was:
- 137 workers killed at work and almost 73,000 reportable injuries.
- 1.3 million employees suffering from work-related illness.
- 30.4 million working days lost as a result of workplace accidents and ill-health.
- The estimated annual cost of occupational injury and illness was £14.1 billion to the British economy.
Download our fatal workplace injuries statistics infographic.
In addition to the direct costs of sick pay and absence, employers can find themselves dealing with criminal prosecution, large fines, claims for compensation, adverse publicity and harm to both business reputation and profitability.
Courts can impose fines and imprisonment to both organisations and individuals who have been deemed to neglect their health and safety duties.
The vast majority of occupational injuries, incidents and ill health are avoidable with good health and safety management. By saving money, improving productivity and raising workforce morale, effective health and safety management should be recognised as an integral part of any successful management strategy.
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We understand that organisations face many challenges to overcome in protecting their workforce and achieving legal compliance. Whether you need additional resources, specialist technical advice, or independent consultative support, we can work alongside you to understand and help you to achieve your health, safety and environmental goals.
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