If you employ people under Health and Safety regulations you are expected to do what is reasonably practical to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees (Health & Safety Executive). You have a similar duty to residents, visitors and contractors.
Failure to do so can result in fines, improvement notices, prohibition orders and even prison sentences.
You should carry out an assessment of the risks and fully document the results and any actions taken. If something does go wrong you have to prove you have taken all reasonable steps to prevent injury. This should be done by a competent person who has sufficient training, experience and knowledge. Are you qualified to do this? If not you would be expected to engage the services of a competent person who will:
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