From compliance to commitment - tips for improving health and safety performance

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Preventing workplace accidents means moving away from a culture of simple compliance and instead taking a more immersive approach to health and safety. Here are some top tips for leading health and safety adoption in the workplace.

 

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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:

  1. Providing a clear vision – where do we want to be
  2. Ensuring that the necessary resources are made available
  3. Providing regular feedback on performance
  4. Ensuring employees are equipped with the skills and knowledge to do the job
  5. 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

EEF can help you achieve the highest levels of health and safety compliance, keeping your team safe, your organisation accident free and able to achieve success. Get in touch today to find out more about IOSH training.

 

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