Attitudes towards health and safety compliance are shifting, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that a company-wide commitment to overall health and safety is essential for organisations looking to reduce accidents and ensure future success.
Many organisations now realise that, in order to prevent workplace accidents, it is essential that health and safety becomes an integral part of the overall business management process. Tweet this
Accredited training such as EEF’s IOSH Managing Safely course can help managers and supervisors get a practical understanding of how they can influence the health and safety performance of their organisation and move from compliance to commitment.
Five top tips for securing commitment and improving health & safety performance are:
- Providing a clear vision – where do we want to be
- Ensuring that the necessary resources are made available
- Providing regular feedback on performance
- Ensuring employees are equipped with the skills and knowledge to do the job
- Agreeing clear actions and plans to achieve the vision
Improving health & safety can also provide direct benefits to the bottom line through improved on-site efficiencies and relationships with customers.
Potential benefits include:
- Greater productivity as fewer hours are lost due to sickness and accidents
- Improved company-wide safety awareness culture and appreciation for safety measures
- Decreased chance of fines and legal action
- Active staff involvement to improve the workplace
- Enhanced reputation within the supply chain