3 Mistakes To Avoid When Improving Workplace Health And Safety

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Most business owners realise the importance of a safe and healthy work environment early. But realising how crucial it is to maintain a safe and healthy workplace is not enough. One needs to plan and execute diligently in order to maintain good workplace health and safety standards. Read more: https://hbaconsultingblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/3-mistakes-to-avoid-when-improving-workplace-health-and-safety/

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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Improving Workplace Health And Safety:

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Improving Workplace Health And Safety

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Most business owners realise the importance of a safe and healthy work environment early. But realising how crucial it is to maintain a safe and healthy workplace is not enough. One needs to plan and execute diligently in order to maintain good workplace health and safety standards.

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That said, given below are three common mistakes businesses make that jeopardise their employees’ health and safety. Failing to Invest in PPE Skimping on Equipment Denying the Need for Expert Help

Failing To Invest In PPE:

Failing To Invest In PPE Many business owners simply overlook the significance of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) considering it an additional (optional) expense. The truth is PPE is not an expense but an investment in the long-run. Personal protective equipment that includes safety clothing, harness, masks, boots and more are specifically designed to reduce the risks an individual’s health and safety when around the workplace. Not only do these safety gear protect workers from surrounding threats but help them focus on their work and operate efficiently.

Skimping on Equipment:

Skimping on Equipment Every entrepreneur wants to spend less and save more. That’s how businesses work, right? Well, yes saving money allows you to be more strategic about your investments and improve your bottom line. But it doesn’t make the cheapest tools in the market a great option for your business.

Skimping on Equipment:

Skimping on Equipment More often than not, with low-cost equipment from unknown manufacturers can come increased safety risks. They may cost you significantly less than proven models but may not deliver when it comes to durability and performance. In addition, cheap tools are prone to wear and tear and malfunctioning, increasing the potential to inadvertently place your staff at a risk of physical injuries and health risks, as well as reduced productivity while replacement equipment is purchased or sourced.

Denying the Need for Expert Help:

Denying the Need for Expert Help Handling your workplace health and safety documentation and training may seem like a DIY job. All you have to do is to take a few initiatives including educating your employees about the potential threats and investing in medical and safety equipment and putting up some posters.

Denying the Need for Expert Help:

Denying the Need for Expert Help It’s great to be aware of and able to manage your workplace safety on your own. But who’s going to tell you if you’re on the right track, whether your strategies and procedures are appropriate and whether your risks are properly assessed and managed? That is exactly why you need expert help. With the proven skills and experience of experts, you cannot only improve your workspace in terms of employee health and safety but save your money and time by minimising potential threats.

The Takeaways:

The Takeaways Personal Protective Equipment is an effective tool to protect your employees against unpredictable accidents and ensure their wellness at workplace. Do not compromise quality for price. In case of budget pressures, consult with professionals to find your best options before making a decision. Consulting with professionals regarding your workplace health and safety can help you make better decisions and plans to proactively safeguard your business and employees and engage with, identify and manage risk effectively.

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