Diabetes is an invisible condition which can cause an individual to suddenly lose consciousness from a hypoglycaemic episode at any time. Civil and criminal liability could follow if steps have not been taken to identify and eliminate the risk.
A staggering 7% of the population have diabetes. On a site of 1000 people, 70 will have the condition. Some of these will be totally unaware they have the condition. Does your company have in place, diabetes risk assessments, diabetes policies, diabetes friendly first aid kits and are all staff following DVLA regulations and testing blood sugars before working on plant or machinery? If you answer no to any of these, you are leaving your staff open to the risk of a site fatality and your company exposed to criminal and civil liability.
It is not a question of if a hypo will lead to a fatality in the workplace but when!
As diabetes continues to rise in the population, the risk of fatalities and criminal liability rises within your company. DSO are leading the way by providing a cost-effective solution to give your company the knowledge and understanding to manage the huge risk that diabetes poses in the workplace, protecting your workers from injury and your management from criminal liability. We work with international law firm Gowling WLG, who provide the legal expertise. All medical aspects are reviewed by the medical board.
Our online and face to face services offer you the solution to tackle the increasing risk of diabetes facing your staff and company. The benefits of our services include:
700 people diagnosed a day is staggering. Everyone is still talking about your presentation and the one less! We hope you will be back next year.
Showing the members the impact on their health, such as erectile dysfunction and blindness, along with the impact on their companies with litigation risk and ill health, really hit the message home. We all took a lot from the talk and the safety aspects of diabetes in our workplace.