As an electrical contractor, Guardian knows how important it is to have a safe system of work. A safe system of work is not just a document, but a practical and effective way of working that reduces the risk of accidents and injuries. On-site work should reflect the reality of and comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. 📑
One of the key aspects of a safe system of work is to identify and assess the potential hazards to others. This includes consulting with our clients, colleagues, and experts as needed. The steps should also be documented that need to be taken to work safely and communicate them clearly to everyone involved.
Another crucial element is to implement and monitor a safe system of work. This means providing adequate training, instruction, supervision, and control to staff. It also means selecting and using the right tools and equipment for the job and following any safety rules and procedures. If necessary, also display warnings and notices to alert others of the hazards. ⚠️
Of course, a safe system of work is not static. It needs to be reviewed and updated regularly, especially when there are changes in the work environment, equipment, or legislation. Ways to improve our safety performance and learn from any incidents or near misses should always be looked at.
A safe system of work is not only a legal requirement, but also a moral duty. It shows care about our health and safety, as well as that of our customers, co-workers, and the public. It also helps to deliver quality work and maintain our reputation as professional electrical contractors.
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Contact Guardian today to discuss how we can help with complete compliance on-site to protect you and your business:
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