Here’s Why Your Business Needs Health and Safety Management Systems
Every modern business requires an occupational health and safety management system in place. These systems are designed to help companies manage their health and safety within the workplace. They are also designed to protect the safety of staff, discontinue unsafe work practices, and guarantee that safety standards are maintained. This also protects your business against negligence claims, should an employee injure themselves.
If you do not have an occupational health and safety management system in place, then you can work with us to and come up with a tailored solution for your business. Each company is unique, and therefore requires a unique approach to formulating their health and safety management system. Are there any other reasons to make sure a health and safety management system is in place? Let’s take a look at a few more.
Health and Safety Management Protects Your Employees on the Job
With proper health and safety management systems in place at work, they will provide a safer and healthier working environment for your employees. They will help reduce the amount of injuries and sick days your employees experience, with the goal of having an injury-free workplace. This also means that you’ll have to pay out less sick leave, hire fewer temporary workers, and avoid having your divisions’ efficiency and productivity compromised with sick employees.
Another reason why it pays to have a management system in place is because it highlights hazards or risks in the workplace. Seasoned safety management consultants are able to identify hazards or risks that an untrained layman might have missed, or not even have realised were potential dangers. People can get reckless at times, especially when performing the same duties time after time. Therefore, working with a consultant can provide you with helpful suggestions to improve the safety standards in your workplace.
Each employee needs to be trained regarding safety in the workplace. They need to be educated with regards to what is a safe workplace, and how their contributions can help to achieve this. Train employees on the use of dangerous equipment and machinery, and teach them what the emergency procedures are. All of this is included in your comprehensive health and safety management system.
At IOH Solutions, we bring more than a decade worth of experience and expertise to the market in this regard. As a Department of Labour and South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) and accredited Approved Inspection Authority, we’ve worked with companies of all sizes. Our team of seasoned consultants has worked across the continent to help bring home the incredible benefits of advanced occupational health and safety management systems to our clients.
Contact us to learn more about our services and solutions, and let us help you keep your team safer on the job. To learn more about us, and for all the information needed to make an informed business decision, speak to us today. Our team is ready to provide you with the advice needed to make the best decision for your business.