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Is your company going bankrupt because of health and safety? Here's what you're doing wrong

by , 14 August 2014
Do you look at your company's bank balance and cringe at the damage your health and safety programme has done?

If keeping your employees safe is bankrupting your company, you may be doing something wrong. Because, while health and safety might be expensive, if you manage it correctly it won't drain your bank balance.

If safety is putting you under financial pressure, here's what you're doing wrong...

 

Why your health and safety is costing you an arm and a leg

 
If you don't maintain your health and safety programme and equipment effectively, it may cost you more in the long run. It's a common mistake to forget to clean and oil machinery or safety equipment. But forgetting to do this means it'll age faster and you'll need to replace it more often. 
 
This is the first thing you're doing wrong. This simple mistake could waste thousands of rands on replacing safety equipment.
 
But that's not all you're doing wrong.
 
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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?
 
 
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If you don't monitor your health and safety it could cost you a fortune

 
If you don't constantly monitor your company's health and safety, there may be problems you're not aware of. These problems may be small and you can deal with them easily. But if you leave them they'll lead to even big problems that'll require a lot of time and money to fix.
 
This mistake could result in lots of money to fixing the problem and decrease productivity.
 
If you monitor your health and safety with risk assessments and inspections you can catch and fix these problems while they're still small.
 
So fix these problems today and your company's bank balance will soon start to look much healthier.
 


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