Health and Safety is sometimes thought of as a ‘boring’ ‘needs must’ task – this is why you should show it some love this valentines.
Every workplace, office, factory, warehouse faces health and safety risks. Everyone.
Most business owners ensure they comply with regulations, however there are still many who overlook the key benefits that successful health and safety performance brings.
One of our core values at randr is:
‘We truly believe Health and Safety doesn’t have to be a thorn in the side of performance but can be a tool to enhance it.’
The amount of resources and external support readily available to organisations means it’s easier than ever to manage health and safety efficiently and gain from increased performance.
The costs of work-related injuries and illness can be substantial, along with numerous other costs such as Insurance costs, absences, Productivity costs, sick pay, overtime, loss of a contract, legal costs etc.
Addressing health and safety should not be seen as a regulatory burden: it offers significant opportunities. Benefits can include:
- reduced risks;
- lower employee absence and turnover rates;
- fewer accidents;
- reduced costs;
- improved standing among suppliers and partners;
- better reputation for corporate responsibility among investors, customers and communities;
- lessened threat of legal action;
- Increased productivity, because employees are healthier, happier and better motivated.
- Increased profit!
By ‘loving’ and taking a proactive approach to health and safety, productivity goes up and costs come down. Show health and safety some TLC this week and spend a little extra time on your safety systems.
Happy Safe Valentines Day