Health and Safety is an important part of your business. Each business has a legal, moral and financial obligation to manage this aspect of their operations. In this article we’ll look at easy ways for you to become compliant.
What does it mean?
It’s important for business owners to understand what health & safety in the workplace means. There are many legal issues that can come from not being compliant.
The definition, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, is simple enough. Health & safety means the plans and practices used in the workplace to keep people safe from accidents.
Knowing the definition isn’t enough, though, as ignorance of the law isn’t an excuse for when accidents do happen.
What can I do?
Here are a few tips on what you can do to get your Health & Safety plan going-
Reminding your staff of how to complete their jobs safely is important. It can also serve as an education point for those who aren’t aware of your practices.
One way to remind your team on the preventative measures is to set up documents for staff to read. Remember to keep these short and concise, with great visuals. If your documents are too technical, your staff may not understand or even read them.
Another way to remind your staff is through posters placed in strategic locations. Remember that about 65% of the population are visual learners- posters really do work as reminders!
Set an example
Always be sure to set an example for staff and colleagues.
If you’re trying to implement new practices, be sure to follow them yourself- it’s the right thing to do. Not only will you inspire others to follow, but you’ll be keeping your colleagues safe.
Motivating your staff by your actions is only one way of ensuring compliance. Another way is to make sure the legalities are met from your business’ side.
Updated 2021 SA Legislation
Developed by South Africans, for South Africans. This pack of durable legal posters will get you on the right track to compliance.
Simply place your order and wait for delivery. When you’ve got your posters, be sure to stick them up where there’s a lot of foot-traffic.
These summaries are an excellent way to stay compliant and increase visibility of your business’ best practices.
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