Implementing workplace health and safety practices isn’t just ethical: it’s also a smart business move. By offering a positive, hazard-free environment, businesses can improve staff retention, increase productivity, reduce workers’ compensation costs, meet legal obligations, and minimise illness and injury. It’s a win-win for all involved, which is why you should make sure your workplace uses these health and safety practices on a daily basis.
- Have a Plan to Control Risk at Work
Risk exists everywhere. It’s not something you can completely get rid of, but it is something that can be mitigated. Have a plan to assess risk in all areas and determine how to best minimise it. This could include providing adequate space for machine use, making sure railings are installed, or improving visibility in high traffic areas.
- Provide All Workers with Proper PPE
Make sure every employee has the PPE (personal protective equipment) needed to do their job. Every item should be inspected regularly and up to health and safety standards. Old or damaged PPE should be immediately replaced.
- Offer Training on Safety Topics Related to the Job
Training is an effective way to avoid accidents at work. Provide safety training based on the needs of your operation and each job role within it. Give employees access to resources and provide refresher courses or updates when the rules or recommendations change.
- Ensure All Necessary Facilities are Available
All necessary facilities should be accessible. This includes areas like restrooms, water fountains, eye wash stations, and other key areas within your building or job site.
If you want to learn more about workplace health and safety laws or injury claims, contact Carew Lawyers. Our team is available to discuss your concerns and help you decide what to do after a job-related injury.