Health & safety at work | Bureau Veritas
Avoiding accidents, reducing corporate risks
As an employer, you are responsible for accident prevention and are obliged to take certain organisational measures for occupational health and safety. Controlling corporate risk is a key issue for every board member and every employer, not least because of recent legal precedents. The threat of possible prison sentences, heavy fines and weighty compensation payments has never been more present.
This new market reality has heightened public awareness and made employees and the general public more willing to take legal action. Today, companies must guarantee a workplace that meets all requirements in terms of safety, health, technical and social protection and legal regulations.
BUREAU VERITAS HSE SERVICES FOR MORE SAFETY AT WORK
In Switzerland, the following laws form the legal basis for occupational safety: Labour Act (ARG), Accident Insurance Act (UVG), Participation Act (MwG), Federal Act on Production Safety (PrSG), Chemicals Act (ChemG)
.Compliance with the various guidelines and the identification of risks at the workplace is the employer's responsibility - but is often not easy to implement. Rely on an expert for occupational safety and benefit from numerous advantages. Because only in this way are you and your employees on the safe side:
Compliance with the labour law
and the fulfilment of the legal obligation to protect health
Minimisation of occupational health and safety risks
and the liability risk for entrepreneurs/ employers
Reduction of possible fines
in case of disregard of industrial safety guidelines & laws
Protection for image
and reputation of your company & integration of HSE management in line with requirements
WHAT DOES HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK MEAN?
Health and safety at work is about identifying, evaluating and controlling different risks and hazards related to the health and safety of an employee and other persons (including the public) by means of a risk analysis. Bureau Veritas offers cost-effective solutions to support companies in all aspects of health and safety at work. Our main services are:
- Audits, studies, expert opinions, consulting & instruction on the subject of safety
- Risk assessment, fire protection & emergency management
- Behaviour-based safety & compliance with occupational health and safety legislation
- Ergonomics expert opinion & health at work
OUR APPROACH TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
Thanks to a wealth of experience and expertise, Bureau Veritas effortlessly covers all aspects of occupational health and safety: Integrated HS methodology, implementation of standard HSE management systems or targeted services (accident investigation, behavior-based safety, health and safety training). We work closely with our clients to find a tailor-made solution and help them integrate successfully into their core business. The result is a minimized risk of charges, fines and legal disputes. Through a unique combination of tools such as our online reporting system, e-reminders, presentations and formal reports, we help our clients achieve their goals.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY WITH THE ISO 45001:2018
Occupational health and safety management systems can be of great benefit in the implementation of health and safety measures and the improvement of safety in the workplace. Modern management systems such as ISO 45001:2018 help to identify hazards in the company and protect employees. You can find more information on this topic on the page on ISO 45001:2018 occupational health and safety certification.
WHICH AREAS ARE INCLUDED IN HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK?
All types of risks related to the health and safety of employees and others in the workplace. The most important areas are:
- Protective equipment & instructions for persons
- Safety on machines
- Fire protection
- Food Hygiene
- Security of facilities & buildings
- Process Safety Management
- Security of the vehicle fleet
HOW CAN BUREAU VERITAS SUPPORT YOU ON THE SUBJECT OF ERGONOMICS AND HEALTH AT WORK?
With hazard analysis and HSE training and comprehensive company-wide programs, Bureau Veritas' ergonomic services focus on improving human performance to protect employees, maximize productivity and reduce costs. We often advise clients on the design, construction and selection of workstations, tools, process technologies and workflow arrangements, and also provide a web-based ergonomics system that large organizations use in global planning, resource allocation, self-assessment, training and data-driven decision making.