SAIF update on health & safety safeguards

July 10, 2017   //   No Comments

It is perfectly acceptable for staff members to take on in-house grounds maintenance such as grass cutting, hedge trimming etc. but employers must ensure that the usual health and safety principles are covered. This includes carrying out a risk assessment and informing your insurer to confirm that the work is covered under your employer’s and public liability policies.  SAIF Members may download a risk assessment for use of garden equipment. Please login to the members’ area then use this link to the Templates and Forms section of the Health & Safety resources.