Health and safety. It’s one of those areas that your business just has to engage with. At the end of the day, as soon as your business comes into contact with anyone, or the moment anyone engages with your business, you become partially or wholly responsible for that individual’s health and safety. Why? Well, as a small business owner, you need to ensure that the space they are engaging with your business within is safe and, if you employ the person, you need to ensure that they are sufficiently trained to carry out the tasks expected of them safely.
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These people are benefiting you. Customers are providing you with profit. Employees are providing you with labor. The least you can do in return is to ensure that they aren’t in harm’s way while doing so!
Of course, there are rules to comply with and boxes to tick when it comes to health and safety. This can prove dull and time consuming. But when you look at the potential outcomes of poor health and safety standards exemplified in the EssentialSkillz – Infograph below, you can quickly come to see exactly why health and safety is so important.
Don’t risk the health, safety, and wellbeing of those who are keeping your company afloat. Compromising when it comes to the rules may save you a little time and money in the short term, but in the long run, you could have seriously detrimental effects on another’s life and you could also end up having to spend a lot more time and money fighting a court case and providing compensation to those who have suffered at your hands.
Infographic Design By EssentialSkillz – Infograph