When you have a company, you also need to have a good, effective system to manage the safety of the employees in the company. An effective risk assessment process is probably the best way to ensure that this is in place. A safety statement is a description that is generated after the assessment is complete, which jots down in detail just how good the company is at maintaining a standard of safety in all of its functions as well as recording the procedures for analyzing the risk within the company.
Don’t do it because you HAVE to
Both the assessment procedure as well as the safety statement are required by law. However, this isn’t the main reason you should be doing the check in the first place. The primary reason for this check should be the practice of good workplace ethics. It is a way of making sure that no one is killed, injured or possibly infected in the workplace. While the checkup and the statement won’t prevent mishaps from happening in the workplace, they do reduce the risk of such an accident happening to a great extent.
Both accidents and bad health can ruin or even end lives. In addition to this, the output of the business could be severely reduced, resulting in losses for the business from a financial perspective as well. This is because accidents can result in the machinery being damaged, worker motivation and therefore efficiency being reduced, and high insurance costs. There is also the chance of a lawsuit being filed, in which case the legal fees will also mount up.
Leaders lead the way
It is up to the managing departments and sector of the company to make sure that the workplace procedures and practices are compliant with the suggestions and recommendations in the assessments and statements, which should be carried out on a regular basis. The behavior of the employees in the workplace must also be in line with the safe methods of doing tasks that have been laid down in the assessment and the safety statement.
It is important that regular safety and security checks are carried out to make sure that these practices are actually enforced to the fullest extent. When it is noticed that such behavior is not being observed, you need to make sure that this lapse is corrected as well.
Never fall behind
The problem with a lot of companies is that they do the initial safety check and the assessment of risk. They then proceed to forget about the whole ordeal as soon as possible. This leads to a lot of employees falling behind when it comes to their workplace behavior and conduct. They also tend to forget to observe the proper safety procedures.
This can result in fatal accidents if the workplace is a manufacturing environment. Not many people can survive a hand getting stuck in a lathe or milling machine at high speeds and come out in one piece. There is going to be a lot of fallout if this happens, so make sure that you do your safety checks.