A new website has been launched to help West Midlands companies understand their health and safety obligations and take action to meet the relevant laws and regulations.
The website has been established by SES, the EEF West Midlands' Safety and Environmental Services division.
Through www.sesuk.org.uk, companies can access and download the latest literature - including summaries of regulations, government policy statements, and specific SES guidance - across the full health and safety spectrum.
The website also allows the downloading of a wide range of official forms and other documentation which are required to comply with legislation.
SES is the region's leading provider of Health and Safety advice, directly helping hundreds of companies to meet their obligations - not only in manufacturing and engineering, but in such diverse areas as education, retail, housing and nuclear power. Access to the 'information zone' on the new website is provided as part of the SES membership package, which provides a vast range of additional benefits, including a free initial health and safety survey, a direct telephone helpline and an emergency support service.
"Health and safety issues represent an essential, but increasingly demanding, element of every company's activities," said head of SES Bob Green.
"Our website will give companies --especially those without their own specialists --continuous access to core information, in their own time, so that they can develop an informed, measured understanding of what they need to do."
While the literature and documentation section of the website is 'members only', the site also provides information on the wide range of focused workshops, seminars and short courses offered by SES to provide cost-effective support and practical advice on the most pressing health and safety issues, and to help companies to update their knowledge and implement the required actions.
* Further information on SES and the benefits of membership can be obtained from the website, by calling SES on 0121 456 2222, or by email at sesinfo@ eefwestmids.org.uk.