RCES ensure that agreed safe working practices is applied (e.g. that management's safety instructions are respected by supervisors and line managers) in offices, sites and other working environment. RCES also assess risks faced by agency and contract staff, visitors, clients and other members of the public on their premises.
We review work routines in all the different locations and situations where their staff are employed. For example:
- Home care supervisors must take due account of their client's personal safety in the home, and ensure safe working and lifting arrangements for their own home care staff.
- In a supermarket, hazards are found in the repetitive tasks at the checkout, in lifting loads, and in slips and trips from spillages and obstacles in the shop and storerooms. Staff face the risk of violence from customers and intruders, especially in the evenings.
- In call centres, workstation equipment (i.e. desk, screen, keyboard and chair) must be adjusted to suit each employee.