New RVA Health and Safety Service for charities and voluntary groups

Any activity whether for fun or work can involve an accident or damage to someone’s health. Work exposes people to hazards, such as slips, trips and falls, electricity, harmful substances or heavy loads that have to be handled. Health and safety law applies to all employers and there are specific requirements where premises are involved.

Written risk assessments and a written health and safety policy will provide evidence of suitable management systems, and thus peace of mind. Appropriate and effective health and safety management will help to prevent your staff, volunteers, service users and the public being hurt.

RVA can provide their members with a high quality, low cost health and safety consultancy service consisting of:

1. An initial site visit which will provide you with a Risk assessments for the main types of activity and for premises including, where applicable, fire risk assessment, a written health and safety policy and advice on health and safety management.
2. An advisory service (Email helpline for assistance with health and safety queries or problems)
3. Annual review visit to update the risk assessments and health and safety policy.

For more information email: advice@rva.org.uk or phone on 0118 937 2273.

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