Who does what for health and safety?


When it comes to assigning roles for health and safety at your workplace, it starts with the health and safety policy and procedures.

HSE Hub's Liz Bermingham says it's up to directors to have the overall say as to what goes into their workplace policy, starting with allocating a budget, or okaying someone's time to work on a plan.

"Your operations manager, for big companies, or general manager will allocate the resources within their organisation, and then different duties would be given to different people. So for a building company they might have their foreman writing up site specific safety plans, for example, and the workers could be involved with what we call task analysis or job safety analysis – a plan for work onsite," Liz says.

This means that everyone has a say, and everyone has a role.

Watch the full interview with Liz here:


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