The UK’s vote to exit the European Union could have many implications for the cleaning industry supply chain. After all, many health and safety laws, labelling and classification systems are intrinsically linked with European regulations. Jangro Chief Executive Officer Joanne Gilliard calls for a common-sense approach to navigating the road ahead.
Health and safety awareness is important in any business, but especially so in the cleaning and janitorial sector. Health and safety law applies to all businesses, no matter how small.
Many do not realise that if they do not pay due attention to safety in the course of their work or cause injury or infection to someone else, they are personally responsible and may face prosecution. Similarly, organisations that fail to take adequate steps to ensure their own employees observe all relevant procedures can also be liable to prosecution.