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Why Your Workplace Needs a Safety Plan

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If you are a business owner, you know the importance of safety in the workplace. But perhaps you don’t know about the benefits of a safety plan. You might offer safety training and techniques for your employees in regards to emergency situations or accidents, but a written safety plan is always a good idea in order to prevent accidents before they happen as well as provide a plan for emergencies and other dangerous situations. Additionally, a written safety plan could also protect you from legal issues if an employee decides to take legal action following an accident. Having a written safety plan that is reviewed and signed by your employees has a variety of benefits for both you and your employees. Find out more about why your workplace needs a safety plan and how you can work with Partners HR to create one that works best for your company. 

Why Your Business Needs a Safety Plan

As stated above, your company needs a safety plan to first and foremost protect your employees from harm and prevent accidents from happening. Additionally, as safety plan can protect your and your company from legal action from disgruntled employees following an accident. However, if your safety plan is not reviewed and signed in agreement by your employees, the plan is obsolete.

What Should Your Safety Plan Entail?

Your safety plan should cover a variety of situations that are specific to typical dangers of the workplace as well as accidents that are specific to your particular workplace. To begin with your plan, you must sit down with one of our professionals to identify the risks of your workplace. Do your employees use the heavy equipment? Are they exposed to certain chemicals? What are the other dangers that your employees might be exposed to? And you don’t want to forget common safety needs such as what to do in case of a fire or natural disaster.

Our team will create a safety plan that will have systems and procedures in place that both minimize risks and prepare employees for situations by training them and providing them with knowledge on what to do.  Prevention is always the best safety tip you can provide, so part of your safety plan should be to provide safety training to all employees, several times a year. Everyone could use a refresher, as we tend to get complacent in our routine and that is when accidents typically occur. Providing training on an ongoing basis allows the information to stay fresh in your employee’s minds so that they are less likely to have an accident and they know what to do in the event that they do have one.

If your company is in need of a new and improved safety plan, our team of professionals at Partners HR can step in to help. We have the knowledge and experience to guide you in creating your plan so that every stays safe in the workplace and accidents are limited. Contact us today to get started.

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

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