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Why is it important to
manage safely?
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There are three key reasons to manage


safely:
• moral
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There are three key reasons to manage


safely:
• moral
• legal
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There are three key reasons to manage


safely:
• moral
• legal
• financial
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What are your responsibilities


as a manager?
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You are in the front line of safety!


As a manager, you’re responsible for making
decisions about local safety practice
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A manager can assign responsibility, but


can’t give away accountability –
the manager is ultimately accountable
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This course will help you to:


• identify your responsibilities and
accountabilities as a manager
• know when to act, and when not to
• know whether an issue
needs your attention, or
the attention of senior
management
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Quiz
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1. On average, how many people are killed


at work each year?
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1. On average, how many people are killed


at work each year?
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This equates to approximately 20 people


each month, or 4 to 5 people each week!
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2. On average, how many serious work-


related injuries occur each year?
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2. On average, how many serious work-


related injuries occur each year?
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This is approximately one every 17 minutes!


A further 129,600 employees are off work for
over three days for less serious injuries
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3. On average, how many days are lost


each year due to workplace injuries or ill
health?
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3. On average, how many days are lost


each year due to workplace injuries or ill
health?
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4. How many people leave the workforce


each year, never to return to work, due to
harm suffered at work?
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4. How many people leave the workforce


each year, never to return to work, due to
harm suffered at work?
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5. On average, how many managers and


directors are convicted each year?
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5. On average, how many managers and


directors are convicted each year?
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About 1,320 organisations are convicted each


year and fined an average of £8,600, though
fines of over £100,000 aren’t uncommon
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6. What percentage of workplace incidents


is preventable by good management?
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6. What percentage of workplace incidents


is preventable by good management?
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7. A manager is ______ for the day-to-day


management of health and safety risks.
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7. A manager is ______ for the day-to-day


management of health and safety risks.
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8. A manager is ______ for his/her actions


and may be required to explain them to
others.
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8. A manager is ______ for his/her actions


and may be required to explain them to
others.
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9. Can effective health and safety


management save you money?
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9. Can effective health and safety


management save you money?
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10. Legally, how much must an employer be


insured for?
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10. Legally, how much must an employer be


insured for?
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11. If a worker is injured and cannot work,


will insurance cover all financial losses?
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11. If a worker is injured and cannot work,


will insurance cover all financial losses?
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12. What is the cost of workplace accidents


each year to British society as a whole?
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12. What is the cost of workplace accidents


each year to British society as a whole?
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Managing health and safety gives you a


helping hand with your other responsibilities:
• enhancing your reputation
• increasing your profits
• reducing wastage and
insurance premiums
• maintaining a happy,
healthy workforce
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Keep your business healthy and safe by:


• thinking about health and safety when
planning work
• talking about health and safety with your
team
• demonstrating safe and
healthy behaviour
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Remember:
Managing health and safety is an
essential part of your job,
not something you do in addition to your job.
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Key learning points:

• Why is it important to manage safely?


• What are your responsibilities
as a manager?
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Key learning points:

• Why is it important to manage safely?


• What are your responsibilities
as a manager?
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