Planning and Management
Good planning and effective management are the key elements in developing and maintaining a health and safety management system for a safe and healthy work environment. It is important to consider the different needs of all your employees so that health and safety planning and management are fully inclusive of their diverse needs. It is good practice to ask all employees, during their induction period into a new job and at regular job review meetings, if they have any particular health or safety requirements – whether or not you are aware of any disability.
- Implement safe and healthy practices.
- Ensure that the safety policies and procedures you have adopted are actually being implemented.
- Keep your health and safety policy updated through regular reviews. It is good practice to have employees with disabilities represented on your health and safety committee so their concerns are always considered as you update your policy and undertake regular safety checks and drills.
- There may be particular challenges to address to ensure that employees with disabilities can exit their place of work safely in the event of an emergency.