Prevent injuries on the job to keep your business running smoothly
Making your business environment safe for your workers and visitors to your business is vital to maintaining your financial solvency.Visit our website http://www.worklaw.com.au for more details.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Prevent injuries on the job to keep your business running smoothly
Prevent Injuries on the Job to Keep Your Business Running SmoothlyMaking your business environment safe for your workers and visitors to your business isvital to maintaining your financial solvency. Anyone who gets hurt on your property putsyou at a risk for lawsuits, penalties from the government and can make you financiallyresponsible for medical bills and lost wages. To make sure your worksite is safe and ashazard free as it can be, you can hire an occupational health and safety consultantsservice to assess your company and the way it conducts its business.A consultant will come out and do a risk assessment for you by looking over jobsites oryour business premises for hazards to your employees as well as anyone else who visitsyour business or jobsite. They will even look for hazards that can cause harm to peoplewho pass your company, such as chemical vapours that can escape and make people ill orstructures that might collapse and fall onto public areas. During the assessment, they willspeak to people on your premises, such as management or employees and watch howthey do their jobs to assess any risks in how work is conducted.Once the assessment is done, the consultant can show owners and managers where therisks are located and help you come up with solutions to reduce or eliminate those risks tomake it a safer environment for everyone. This might include moving supplies or stockso when it is moved, no one runs the risk of being injured by machinery used in theoperation, machines on the factory floor may need to be updated to safer models oremployees may need to undergo safety training to prevent work injuries when they aremanually handling boxes or other items at work.Ignoring problems can cost a company thousands and, sometimes millions of dollars.Penalties can be handed out to negligent companies when workers are injured by theirrefusal to make a safe working environment and if serious injuries or deaths occur, thoseheld responsible can even spend time in jail. To make sure your business is safe fromrisk, hire experienced health and safety consultants to show you where to improve yourbusiness so no one is at risk for injury. http://www.worklaw.com.au