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People Related Risks
Health and Safety
Key Personnel

Safety - Worker, Public, Contractors, Customers Health - Worker Health, Physical Injury, Hearing, Illness, Stress, Public Health, Rehabilitation

Health and safety risks are those that may result in injury or illness to staff or third parties. These risks are subject to extensive and changing regulation. Penalties for failing to comply include fines, closure and imprisonment. Activities that are potential health and safety risks include:

  • manufacturing processes (chemical, heat and mechanical hazards)
  • maintenance and cleaning (electrical, equipment "entry", working at heights, enclosed space work, excavation, "hot work")
  • walking surfaces and stairs (slips, trips and falls)
  • hazardous materials
  • temporary equipment or arrangements (e.g. use of equipment for purpose other than original design)
  • dust and fumes from manufacturing processes
  • poor work station and task design leading to repetitive stress injury
  • lifting activities
  • noisy or vibrating equipment (vibrating conveyors, motors, high pressure pipes, high pressure venting etc) resulting in deafness or "white finger" injuries.

Willis inspects premises to identify potential hazards, reviews management systems, advises on compliance with regulation, and conducts risk assessments to understand and control risks. We recommend and help with the implementation of measures to improve performance, for example:

  • develop and implement policies and procedures
  • recommend design or operational changes
  • health screening
  • workplace monitoring
  • return to work programmes and support.

Key Personnel - Loss of key staff, Directors' and Officers' liability

Key personnel are individuals, or small teams, whose loss has an adverse impact. These include:

  • individuals or small teams with key functions (for example: technical know-how, design, marketing, sales)
  • executives whose loss or departure will impact reputation or share value.

Willis can help you identify these key staff and implement plans that ensure the risk is controlled. Possible control measures include:

  • identification of immediate and knowledgeable cover for every post (not the same as the succession plan)
  • prohibition of groups of key staff travelling together
  • recognition and insurance for claims against directors' and officers'.
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