HomeHome SearchSearch MenuMenu Our productsOur products

Use these four tips to motivate your employees to comply with safety laws

by , 27 March 2014
Health and Safety is everyone's responsibility. And that means your employees are just as responsible for ensuring their workplace is safe as you are. To help them fulfill this requirement, use these four tips to motivate them to comply with safety laws.

Motivation also applies when it comes to workplace safety

If you're wondering why we're talking about motivation and workplace safety, the answer is simple: Motivating your employees is vital to any business, says Americas Job Exchange.com. A motivated workforce means a highly productive staff, all of which will help you achieve your business goals.

So why not motivate your employees to obey safety laws so you can achieve your goal of fully complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act? 

*********************

Compile your own comprehensive Induction Programme

Do you know what your OHSA duties are as an employer?

Do your employees know what their duties are?

Click here to find out


*********************

Here are four motivational tips to help you enforce health and safety in the workplace

Wilna Louw-Malan, a registered Occupational Safety Professional writes on the Health & Safety Club, that motivation in the workplace can be achieved through a number of activities and approaches.

#1: Understanding an issue. Thus, training and information will ensure that your employees understand the issue and will then be motivated to comply with company standards and legal requirement.

#2: Positive feedback. She says you must make them feel good by offering rewards (monitory and non-monitory).

#3: Routine and repetition. For example, when it comes to housekeeping you can tell your employees that they must stop working five minutes before home time so they can clean up.

#4: Discipline and disciplinary action. These can also be a motivation (and at times a very good one!).

But, warns Louw-Malan, 'this is the last resort when all else fails to achieve compliance to requirements.'

There you have it. It's the small things that count. So use these tips to help motivate your employees to comply with safety laws.



Related articles




Related articles



Related Products



Comments
0 comments


Recommended for You 

  Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance



Here are all the most interesting, thought-provoking and common tax questions
asked by our subscribers over the last tax year – everything from A to Z!

To download Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance click here now >>>
  Employees always sick? How to stop it today



Make sure you develop a leave policy to regulate sick leave in your company.

BONUS! You'll find an example of the leave policy and procedure in this report.

To download Employees always sick? How to stop it today click here now >>>
  Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism



This FREE e-report will tell you how you can reduce absenteeism in your workplace while avoiding the CCMA and without infringing your employees' labour rights.

To download Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism click here now >>>
  7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands



Don't let a health and safety incident cost you one more cent. Implement these seven
strategies in your company today.

To download 7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands click here now >>>