You may not have given this too much thought, or it could be playing on your mind already, but are there systems and procedures in place to be followed if something goes awry at the work place? Are your staff members trained and aware of what to do should there be an emergency such as a fire? Safety in the workplace should be one of your top priorities and if you don’t already have a safety and emergency plan in place, then the time for a professional assessment to be carried out is now.
Before we take a look at what this type of assessment involves, let us take a closer look at how your business can suffer if you don’t have the right safety procedures and mechanisms in place. You can expect the following disadvantages:
Potential injury to employees while on the work premises.
- Damage to machinery, stock, equipment and so on should an accident occur.
- Loss of revenue due to damages.
- Litigation from staff members who claim that they fell ill or were injured while at work.
- Reduced productivity which results in loss of profits due to absenteeism or needing to hire temp staff while permanent employees recover.
If your business is audited and found that health and safety contraventions are being experienced, you can expect to be forced to stop production until changes have been made and verified. The best course of action is to ensure that you are always compliant with health and safety regulations in place, especially if you want to avoid penalties and potential legal action.
At IOH Solutions, we want to assist you with ensuring that your business is always fully compliant. In order for us to do this, a health and safety risk assessment must be carried out. This assessment will take a close look at absolutely every area of your business and will check on the following: noise monitoring, management of hazardous chemical substances, asbestos, indoor air quality, thermal stress, ergonomics, illumination, chemical compatibility, ventilation, vibration, water sampling, and hazardous biological sampling and so on.
The process of creating systems and solutions for potential safety risks in the workplace is fairly simple. For starters, the hazards need to be identified. Once this is done, those who can be harmed or affected need to be identified too. Once the risks have been evaluated, you will need to decide on which precautions are best suited to the situation. The findings must be recorded and various processes set in place to ensure that staff members following protocol will not get hurt.
It is important that any new systems and procedures implemented are done so for the protection of the staff members’ safety. In addition to this, all staff members should be trained on the details of the new system for their own safety and your peace of mind. It is also vitally important that all safety gear and equipment is provided to your staff when they are carrying out potentially dangerous tasks.
When turning to us at IOH Solutions it is best to have one of our consultants visit your premises, so that they can get a better idea of the workplace safety situation and can provide a detailed presentation on what can be done about it. It is our aim to ensure that your business remains profitable and out of the line of fire when it comes to being compliant with the various laws and regulations that are in place.
IOH Solutions was founded in 2003. Since then we have worked hard to keep improving on our system and presenting you with various solutions that will change the way you see and manage safety in the workplace. We encourage you to take the time to chat to one of our consultants about your needs and requirements every step of the way.
If you are looking to improve on safety in the workplace and want to ensure that you are fully compliant with safety regulations at all times, then you have come to just the right place. Chat to us about your business and its nature and we will present you with our product range and a quotation to consider.