There are many worries & stresses that business owners need to think about, money, work-load, deadlines etc. With all of this, we can sometimes lose focus of the really important stuff – Peoples Safety!
The ‘elephant in the room’ here is…………Health & Safety.
The subject which many business owners still consider a terrible waste of valuable time and money, there’s also the ‘complexity’ of it all.
Fact time………. Legally, all employers, regardless of the size of the business or nature of the work, must have appropriate measures in-place to safeguard the health and safety of others – It’s as simple as that!
Now that you know, let’s look at what constitutes a good and a bad leader:
‘I’ve not time’
‘Costs too much’
‘never had an incident’
‘Never had an accident’
We’ve probably heard some, if not all, of the above? This type of attitude and approach will almost certainly result with a serious issue, Whether that be an injury (or worse) or just falling foul of the law.
‘I care about my staff’
‘I care about my business’
‘I’ve moral issues to consider’
Strap-in, we are about to get serious………….during 2017 in the UK
• There were approximately 30 fatal injuries to workers;
• There were approximately 64,000 non-fatal injuries to workers;
• Approximately 80,000 workers were diagnosed as suffering from work related stress.
Think of the people you have working for you, their safety is in your hands, they look to you to set the example.
Have you done all you reasonably can to look after them? Are they able to undertake all you ask them to do safely?
Protecting a business is high on the agenda of all employers, the most effective way to do this from a health and safety perspective is to protect the employees.
The only remaining questions for employers are: How do I get started? What do I have to do? Will it cost a lot? How long will it take?
Give us a call, you’ll be amazed at the answers and what can be achieved in 10 minute phone call!