17 quick questions to check that your building is health and safety compliant
Health and safety is one of the most important considerations for a business owner today. Whether you’re responsible for health and safety in a care home, school, or hotel; protecting your employees and occupants is paramount. Health and safety legislation can be complex. To get you started, here is a quick checklist to make sure that you are compliant and help you focus on what needs to be done first.
1. Are there any fire hazards?
2. Do you have an emergency escape action plan?
3. Does the building contain asbestos?
4. Is your air conditioning system safe?
5. Does the building meet energy efficiency regulations?
6. Is the building accessible?
7. Do you have the necessary gas and electric certification?
8. Is adequate warning signage displayed?
9. Are any hazardous materials stored safely?
10. Are all staff conversant with health and safety requirements?
11. Are windows fitted with safety restrictors?
12. Is the building sufficiently ventilated?
13. Have all seating and work stations been ergonomically assessed?
14. Is lighting adequate?
15. Do employees receive regular health and safety training?
16. Is the building structurally sound?
17. Has a risk assessment survey been completed?
Health and safety should never be overlooked. It’s always important to conduct a rigorous health and safety assessment on any multi-use, multi-occupancy building. The checklist is only a starting point and you should always consult a health and safety professional. Jackloc, however, can help you with question 11 on the checklist.
Our Jackoc window restrictors have been installed in buildings around the world. From hotels and offices to schools and hospitals; they are versatile and strong, and should be an integral part of your health and safety plan. The Jackloc has recently won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This is recognition for the quality and universal compatibility provided by Jackloc. For more information on Jackloc window restrictors contact us today. Give us a call on +44 (0) 1455 220 or send us a message online.