Health and Safety Tag

Gross misconduct from a health and safety viewpoint implies the flagrant and/or continuous disregard for health and safety requirements and established precautions in a workplace or work activity by an employee. Typical examples are: smoking in an area where there may be a fire hazard; continuous failure to wear an item of personal protective equipment; blatant disregard for workplace safety

A benchmark is a reference point which is commonly used in surveying practice. More recently the term has been used to imply some form of standard against which an organisation can measure performance and, as such, is an important business improvement tool in areas such as quality management. Health and safety benchmarking follows the same principles whereby an organization’s health