The government in a country like the United Kingdom, as well as the rest of the countries all over the globe, have been successful in the implementation of some regulations that aim to make workplaces of employees safe and secure.
The conditions of a workplace can be easily categorized in terms of hazards in the environment, physical, biological, and chemical, depending on what is the nature of the business of an organization or establishment. For example, in an environmental hazard, the workplace may be too hot or too cold, and in terms of physical hazard, the products of the business may cause injury.
In order to help minimize and to the point of eliminating the amount of hazards in a workplace, many companies would get their health and safety consultant. In some cases though, some companies may not be financially capable to have their own health and safety consultant, thus in this condition, they will look for the services of a third party health and safety consultants to do the job, since these professionals are also experienced in the job at a reasonable cost.
Taking the UK as an example, they have developed several regulations about health and safety and has been implemented for many years, that ensure a safety and secure working environment of the employees of the company while doing their duties and tasks. Their government developed an Act that would make it illegal for a company to breach any rules and regulations regarding the safety in the work area, and is punishable by a big amount of money.
The Acts developed practically applicable to any industry in order to keep accidents and risks to health at a low ratio, and this is especially prevalent in the industries of construction and building where accidents are often deadly.
In cases of organizations that can hire their own personnel to act as the health and safety consultant, the person is duty bound to conduct regular inspection and report any indiscretions and dangers to the health and safety of the workers.
To further avoid harm to the health of the workers when handling substances or products of the business, strict controls are also developed, and also other rules to limit noise in the factory to avoid hearing damage of workers.
It is also the responsibility of the health and safety employee to conduct regular monitoring of exposure issues among employees who are at risks because of continual exposure to the environment, and the employer are to give annual check ups to their employees.