Companies urged to be selective on health and safety advisers

Companies must make sure they recruit the best person for the job when looking for a member of staff to potentially limit the number of accidents at work taking place.

That is according to Roger Bibbings, occupational safety adviser at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), who has said that managers looking to reduce incidents causing ailments such as broken bones in their working environment must be selective when choosing an external health and safety consultant. 

Last week (March 21st 2011), the government announced the launch of the new Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register, which has been designed to help enhance the confidence of businesses with regard to the health and safety sector.

The RoSPA official warned that companies should not think that all professionals listed on the register have "totally transferrable expertise", as many will actually be a specialist in a given area.

Posted by Craig Williams

28/03/2011 16:48