Health and Safety Executive is offering small firms funding to help reduce the
number of accidents at work.
can apply for the funding to pay for up to half the cost of health and safety
training and access to mentoring, to a maximum of £1,000.
Employers’ Organisation for Local Government supports the scheme.
Sumner, health and safety consultant at the EOfLG, said: "Local
authorities only want to engage contractors Through Best Value who can meet a
minimum standard for health and safety management.
in this scheme will help firms meet that standard and increase their chances of
acceptance onto councils’ select tender lists.
scheme will help firms cut accidents and save money but also increase their
opportunity for more local authority work."