Why is Health & Safety Important?
Better to be Safe than Sorry - Why Health & Safety is Vital to Your Business
Being healthy and being happy are the most important things in life to many people, so why change this for the workplace? The health, safety and wellbeing of your employee’s is just as important as that of your family and as a Manager, Director or Owner, it is important to consider your responsibilities. Let’s explore some of these factors:
• Protecting Yourself
As an employer, it’s vital that you are protected. Anything could go wrong at any time. An incident with a customer or employee could happen and suddenly it’s your fault! This should not be the case. With regularly updated, communicated and implemented policies, developed from the information gained from risk assessments, you will have demonstrable evidence that you have proactively sought to mitigate risk levels and initiated procedures to operate in a safe environment.
• Staff Training
If both you and your employees are able to identify risks and understand policies, then the workplace as a whole becomes safer. The more people that are on the same page in terms of awareness, understanding and knowledge of safety will only help your business. Documenting this knowledge along with specific responsibilities will ultimately benefit everyone.
• Understanding Health & Safety
At Orion, we understand that many business owners may not have the time to fully implement health and safety policies. By outsourcing the development of your health and safety policies, you can be safe in the knowledge that their content adheres to the requirements of the varying legislation, allowing you to focus on what you do best – run your business! To find out more about how we can help you and your business, visit our website and get in touch with us today.