It may be easy to turn a blind eye to health and safety under the carpet, which is what a lot of people do. The immediate and direct benefits of workplace health and safety aren’t always obvious. Production is often prioritised and workplace health and safety can often be neglected. However, implementing an effective workplace health and safety program with the guidance of a safety consultant is one of the best things a business can do. Although the immediate benefits are often difficult to see, without one you leave your business and your workers at risk. This has a knock-on effect on other areas of your business that can include a reduction in performance and productivity. Wondering why else you should care about workplace health and safety? Continue reading for 5 more reasons why workplace health and safety should be on your radar:
1. Reduce unexpected costs
Nobody wants to be fined or sued, but that’s what can happen as a result of not meeting your obligations and requirements with regards to workplace health and safety. In addition to this, there is a loss of work hours, paperwork, and worker replacement that will burn a big hole in your business’ pocket.
2. Show care for employees
Treating your employees well goes without saying. Showing interest and actively ensuring their safety and welfare demonstrates that you care for your employees. It is also an indication towards other businesses and customers that you take your business seriously.
3. Increase productivity
Importantly if procedures are all done differently and each individual has their own take on how to get the job done, the business operations can be less efficient and not streamlined. Hand in hand with showing care for employees safety comes to increased productivity. Knowing they are safely carrying out actions means they will be more productive in doing so. As well as this, employees will feel valued.
4. Increase customer confidence
When businesses are accredited in workplace health and safety standards it is viewed positively by the public and therefore potential customers. It gains customer trust as they can clearly see that you are a company that takes pride in caring for their staff. Thus demonstrating you also take care of your products and customers.
5. Reduce insurance premiums
As discussed previously, poor workplace health and safety can result in big fines and penalties. This coupled with the costs sustained from compensation claims and covering absence can cripple a business. Having strong workplace health and safety practices lowers the workplace health and safety risks associated with your business and by default lowers your insurance premiums.
The cost of implementing good workplace health and safety practices is far less than having to pay for potential disruptions and costs from an incident. Litigation, fines, compensation, as well as worker disruption, replacement, recruitment and loss of hours, are all big potential losses to your businesses bottom line. These are more than enough reasons to ensure you have good workplace health and safety practices and training. If you are not sure where to start or need some help tie things together, Barclay’s safety solutions have the perfect safety solution for you.
Barclay Safety Solutions
Are you looking for a safety consultant? Here at Barclay Safety Solutions, we focus on providing world-class safety solutions. We believe every business has the right to access the best information and services so they can genuinely care for their peoples’ safety, well-being and proactively work towards predicting incidents and ultimately prevent fatalities.
We strive to partner with organisations in achieving safe and profitable businesses.
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