Any company needs to do everything possible to avoid workplace injuries. A major fire, a permanent injury, or the death of an employee or business owner can result in a loss of income or even the closing of a company. You don’t have to turn your company upside down to avoid such losses. It’s also likely that you won’t have to spend a lot of money. You must use common sense and follow well-known prevention principles.

A health and safety management plan is required to minimize the risk of health hazard exposures and injuries. It is not difficult to create such a plan; it should discuss the various forms of occupational incidents and health hazard exposures that can occur. Your program should be customized to your individual needs and requirements, as each workplace is unique.

FOUR KEY ELEMENTS OF A GOOD HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM

All good health and safety programs have four fundamental components:

  • Employee Participation and Management Commitment

Setting the policy, assigning and promoting responsibility, setting a good example, and engaging staff are all things that the manager or management team should do to lead the way.

  • Analyze the work environment

Both current and future hazards on the worksite are constantly assessed.

Methods are administered and managed to avoid or monitor current or future hazards.

  • Training of Employees, supervisors, and managers 

Workplace risks are understood and dealt with by managers, supervisors, and staff if they have the proper training.

Developing a workplace policy based on these four points is an important step in ensuring the health and safety of you and your employees. If you already have a program in place, updating it in light of these factors should help you develop it.

The secret to a health and safety plan’s success is to see it as an important part of your business and to see it reflected in your everyday operations. Health and safety sensitivity will become second nature to you and your staff when you adopt the strategy and integrate it into the company culture.

Needing your staff to conduct Safety training?

Platinum Safety can offer you the option to either come and train at our safety training centre located at 2/6 Weld Street Prestons NSW 2170 or we can travel out to your location and conduct the training onsite at your workplace.

Contact Platinum Safety for all your safety training requirements now!

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