10 Steps to Health and Safety - 4 Who does what and when?
Who does what and when?
Once an organisation has determined its main risks it must ensure staff have been allocated to properly manage those risks. Establishing roles and responsibilities for staff will give them a clear focus of their responsibilities.
Set out key functions of the role and identify training needs to perform that role, this can be used to when recruiting new staff.
When looking at roles and responsibilities ask the following questions:-
- Do people know what is expected of them?
- Do people need training to ensure they can perform their roles?
- What happens if staff are of sick? Who will deputise for them?
- Have you prepared for emergency situations? e.g. first aiders, fire marshal, spill control