Ask yourself is your business a safe place to work?
Could you be doing more to safeguard your employees from injury or ill health ?
Have you allocated a realistic budget to manage Health and Safety?
We all know that Safety has improved since the instruction of the Health ad Safety At Work Act 1974, but still more needs to be done, their are still deaths and serious injuries in our workplaces.
Health and safety legislation exists to protect the worker, and the business owner. Show you care and look after those who work for you.
There are plenty of business benefits:
• Their is a reduction in the number of working days lost due to illness and injury
• Helps to retain your staff
• It will motivate your workers and increase productivity
• Protect the reputation of your company
• Shield yourself from potential civil and criminal legal actions and reduce your insurance premiums
Remember protecting yourself and your staff from illness or injury in the workplace makes good business and moral sense.
Taking care of your staff makes them more focused to look after your company’s interests and values. They will feel safer, more confident and valued and increase their productivity – A happy workforce is a productive one!
It makes good business sense to invest in your staff and get equipped with the knowledge and skills to improve safety at work.
Risk assessments ensure that you as the business owner have a ‘duty of care’ to ensure, as far as possible, your health, safety and welfare while you’re at work. They should start with a risk assessment to highlighted any possible health and safety hazards and assess the level of risk then implement effective control measures that reduce the risk to the lowest level practicable.
As a business owner you have to appoint a ‘competent person’ with health and safety responsibilities usually one of the owners in smaller firms, or a member of staff trained in health and safety, or if no trained person an ‘External Consultant with the necessary skills, experience, and qualifications. We belong to the OSHCR Register so have the necessary skills and experience to assist any company with their Health and Safety obligations.
Please call us on 0800 690 6293 to find out how we can assist you further. Be proactive !