It is quite common for business owners to think and say that safety is an important part of running their business. After all, nobody REALLY WANTS to hurt a member of their staff or deal with the fallout of a serious injury in the workplace. In fact everyone would LOVE to say that they treat safety as paramount and that it is woven into their profits.
Well - many people don't actually realise that having a safe system of work is a LEGAL REQUIREMENT. Yes - written in law. So this means that just saying it on capability statements and having a few old risk assessment sheets won't cut the mustard. It is a real time, ongoing search for improvement in safe operations.
Sounds like a lot of fuss? Well for good reason. By safely managing your business not only are you being a good corporate citizen who cares but you're also likely avoiding the real risk of fine or prison time (Not everyone in prison is friendly - See post on industrial manslaughter).
SO here's how we make it easy. We put in place an internationally recognised benchmark of OHS management - ISO 45001:2018 - which gives you the tools you need to easily communicate safety with your people and manage your risks.
Here is a handy infographic that we put together to back up the above reasoning.
We're here to help - call us or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information on putting an ISO 45001 system in place.