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Health and Safety

Informative and colourful Health and Safety posters designed to ensure safety at work

Daydream Education offer a range of clear and colourful Health and Safety resources that cover key areas such as food hygiene, accident reporting, safety symbols, first aid and risk assessment.

Designed to guarantee safety in the workplace, all employees will benefit from the display of these eye-catching and engaging Health and Safety posters.

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    Our visual and attention grabbing Health and Safety posters are a brilliant way to ensure your employees are up-to-date with both preventative and reactive workplace safety procedures.

    The large wall charts combine clear and concise content with helpful images and bright colours to provide a striking wall display, guaranteed to encourage safe practice in your workplace.

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Health and Safety Posters

What does Health and Safety Mean?

Health and safety involves guidelines, policies and processes that are put in place to avoid accident and injury in the workplace, or other environments, such as schools and public areas. Health and safety procedures are established to prevent employees from experiencing illness or injury as either a direct or indirect result of work. Over one million people every year suffer from work-related illnesses or injuries. This shows the importance of reducing occupational risks and safeguarding employees, not only for their own personal health, but also for the efficiency of the business as a whole.

What are Health and Safety Laws?

There are several health and safety laws that can often vary between different industries. However, the main principle of health and safety laws that generally apply to all businesses is that employers should take rational precautions to reduce the risk of accidents occurring in the workplace. All employees can expect to work in an environment where there are procedures in place to mitigate risks and lessen the chance of occupational accident or harm. If clear and concise health and safety posters are displayed, employees can take these as an incentive that their employers care about their wellbeing, and that they should feel comfortable reporting any potential causes of concern.

What are Health and Safety Hazards and Risks?

In relation to occupational health and safety, hazards are potential sources of harm, whereas risks encompass the likelihood that a person could be harmed because of a workplace hazard. Examples of health and safety hazards include spills or leaks, obstructions, trailing cables, torn carpets, hazardous manual handling and top-loading. Examples of risks include slips, trips and falls, physical injury and repetitive strain injury. Health and safety is an essential requirement of any business and reducing the number of hazards and subsequent risks in a business should be a priority of all employers.

Who is Responsible for Health and Safety in the Workplace?

By law, employers are largely responsible for health and safety in the workplace. Employers have a responsibility to protect their workers from harm, as much as is reasonably practical. This includes risk assessments that will identify potential occupational hazards. Health and safety guidelines should be made easily available for all workers, regardless of how many people are employed. On the other hand, employees also have a responsibility to protect their own health and safety. Employees should be encouraged to promote good practice in the workplace by being mindful and actively vigilant of any potential workplace hazards.

How can Health and Safety Practices be Improved?

The best way to improve practices and ensure that all employees are aware of health and safety regulations is to present them in a clear and eye-catching wall display. If health and safety guidelines are presented in a convenient place, for example the staff kitchen or bathroom, then your workers will be guaranteed to see them on a daily basis. Health and safety policies displayed clearly in the workplace can be used by employees and employers alike to foster an open culture of communication. If employees are too afraid to speak out about potential problems, they will likely become despondent, which will have a negative impact on both their work and their safety. The more people who ignore hazards and problems, the more likely that accidents and injuries are going to occur. Therefore, by displaying health and safety guidance whilst encouraging an open and accessible culture of communication, a business will be able to improve their health and safety practices.

Who will Benefit from the Display of Health and Safety Posters?

Employees, employers, customers, and any other person who comes to your business, will benefit from the display of health and safety posters. For employees, health and safety posters will encourage confidence in the safety of the business, and promote the likelihood of hazards being reported. For employers, this will clearly have a positive effect. Not only will they have a happier workforce that faces less chance of illness or injury, but they will also be actively complying with health and safety laws. When health and safety posters are displayed, any visitors or customers will also be able to see that your company is a good place to work, and that it cares about the wellbeing of its employees.

How is Health and Safety Monitored and Maintained?

Health and safety in the workplace should be regularly monitored and maintained to ensure the optimum functioning of the business itself. Most businesses will have a designated health and safety officer and health and safety policy to ensure that the workplace is kept as safe as possible. Monitoring the effectiveness of an implemented health and safety policy is key to limiting the weaknesses within an organisation and achieving a safe working environment for all. Monitoring can include routine inspections, formal reviews, risk assessments and keeping up-to-date with changes in health and safety procedures and policies.

What is a Health and Safety Policy?

A Health and Safety policy is a written document that details how the safety of a workplace will be managed, who is responsible, and any arrangements that need to be adhered to, in a bid to manage the safe functioning of the business. All businesses that hire more than 5 people need to have a Health and Safety policy that is informative and relevant to both the business and its employees. A business with a good policy and useful procedures in place to protect the wellbeing of its workforce, will be seen as a genuine, safe and respectful employer; one that is essentially good to work for.

Daydream Education

Daydream Education is the UK's leading provider of educational wall charts. Our Health and Safety posters are ideal for display in schools, offices, warehouses and any other working environment. We also offer a wide range of other posters, including Functional Skills, Motivation and Health and Fitness. If you would like to order any of our products, or if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch today.