Maintaining a safe environment
Once you employ people, as well as keeping on the right side of employment law, you must abide by occupational health and safety requirements.
Even the smallest office environment presents hazards and safeguarding risks that you as the employer must take responsibility for. Examples of concerns that you might want to clarify with a health and safety company include:
Fire risk assessments
Providing or maintaining safe equipment
Working with substances safely
Establishing emergency procedures
The HR Dept can arrange for an occupational health and safety specialist to inspect your workplace and make recommendations that will keep your employees safe and you compliant.
There are numerous benefits of outsourcing to an occupational health and safety provider, including:
Reading up on occupational health and safety legislation for your business can be a time-consuming task. It can easily feel overwhelming sifting through documents as you try to identify the points that are most relevant to you and your business.
Outsourcing this task to a qualified occupational health and safety expert takes a weight off your mind and frees up your time to focus on your core activities.
By planning and pre-empting situations, your expertly advised occupational health and safety policy can massively reduce risks for you and your business. Think of it as a virtual safety net ready to catch you if you slip up.
The added value of outsourcing to professional service is knowing that you are receiving the most up-to-date and legally compliant occupational health and safety advice.
Occupational health and safety compliance is a legal requirement, yet the overhead cost of hiring a full or even part-time health and safety employee could be expensive, and not something you had originally budgeted for.
Outsourcing gives you the opportunity to consult an expert, as and when you need the advice. This cuts down on overhead costs and ensures that you are only paying for the advice you need, when you need it.
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