Good morning @Louise Blade
I have helped the development of health and safety standards in Poland which certainly applies for a new business as it does for one which is longstanding. The first element is to consider the Legal Register which applies to Poland, in short which laws in health and safety must a company be aware of. Secondly we need to consider the related hazards to the organisation, for example a retail outlet and a manufacturer have different hazards in relation to the law. We then need to consider the current state of the organisation, its awareness in the current state. We can do this through an audit process. Finally we need then to consider the consequences and risks in relation to the first three stages. This means that if there are accidents in relation to specific laws what would be the likely consequences to the business.
You may wish then to consider more broadly the consistency of the standards in Poland and elsewhere globally and Make UK will then use management systems such as ISO45001 to ensure that business decision processes are at a consistent global level.
Make UK are unique in our capability to achieve this with associate consultants based in Poland, which allows us to understand the real pressures in each country which may not themselves by a law. In addition in this position we are also able to horizon scan what is likely to impact the business.
Make UK are the first provider to support Fujitsu to achieve a global certification of ISO45001 for Fujitsu from Bureau Veritas, covering 150,000 workers and 100 territories.
Thank you for your question.
Greg Ward, Global Safety Solutions Partner, Make UK