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  • Health & Safety Memo - General requirements - Selecting advisors - 1500
    An employer must enlist the assistance of competent people to help it comply with its health and safety duties. The level of assistance needed will depend on the industry, as well as the standard of in-house expertise and the amount of time that the employer can devote to health and safety. For example, an employer may be competent to carry out health and safety functions, but it may be more efficient to outsource this role. When an employer decides to enlist the help of an advisor, it needs to make sure that...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - Workplace and equipment - Fire safety - Who is responsible? - The “responsible person” - Fire safety advisors - 3320
    Although the responsible person must fulfil the fire safety duties, they must also appoint an advisor to assist, unless they have the necessary expertise in-house. Fire safety advisors are also referred to as fire risk assessors because they carry out the fire risk assessment. The needs of each workplace will be different, depending on its size and the nature of the business and activities carried on there. In many cases, it will be sufficient for the responsible person to appoint one or more existing employees...
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