Why do we even have safety as a requirement for doing business?
Why are there so many laws to drive safety as a core business function?
How do we ensure safety is valued not a burden?
On average 200 people lose their lives at work. That is 200 families whose loved one never came home from work. This reality is unacceptable and every single one of them was preventable.
We go to work to earn money so we can put a roof over our heads, food on the table and live the lifestyle we choose. The most important thing for all humans is their ability to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Some of us work for other people and some of us create a business to earn this money. Fundamentally we all work to live our lives, we work to live not live to work. This means we must provide a place of work that strives to be free from harm.
Successful workplaces are all about productive and motivated people. Making Safety Simple is to focus on caring for peoples well-being so they can be productive and stay motivated. A core value that everyone lives by is to protect themselves and their loved ones.
The Maslow hierarchy of needs shows what motivates people and the primary motivator is providing basic needs; a roof over our heads and food on the table. This is a core motivational factor for everyone to be safe. So why isn’t everyone safe?
Over the years we have created a culture around safety where safety has become a burden, it is seen as a negative thing we must do as part of our work. Safety has lost its way and here at Barclay Safety Solutions we are focused on Making Safety Simple by getting back to basics.