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Pay attention! This one safety tip could save your company thousands

by , 14 August 2014
Listen up employers! It's your legal responsibility to protect your employees at work. You have a duty to keep them safe from the risks they face during their work.

While there are a lot of steps that go into achieving this workplace safety, there is good news.

This process doesn't have to cost your company a fortune. If you're smart about the way you implement company health and safety, you can save money at every stage.

And today, we reveal one tip that could save you thousands of rands on your company's health and safety...


Here's why health and safety gets so expensive

Health and safety can be a costly exercise. Most employers consider health and safety a pet peeve because of what they have to pay for it. 
The reason these employers spend their lives paying for their legal health and safety compliance is because they constantly have to upgrade and update their programme. 
This doesn't have to be the case though. You can implement your health and safety programme in a cost effective way.
All you have to do is use this one tip. 
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Your 1 527 health and safety duties as an employer
When was the last time you checked what disinfecting agents and cleaning materials your company uses? 
Do you comply with the Hazardous Chemical Regulations? 
There are over 1 500 items you must evaluate in your workplace according to the OHS Act and hundreds more from SABS 0400: National Building regulations. 

Here's the one tip that'll save your company thousands on health and safety

When you implement your health and safety programme, include procedures for constant micro-maintenance. This sounds expensive but all it means is you must create a system for taking ongoing care of your safety equipment and monitoring your health and safety programme. 
For example, creating procedures for looking after your employees' PPE means it'll last longer and you won't need to replace it as often.
Or, if you have protocols for reporting small problems, you can adjust your programme as you go. Making small changes when necessary is much more cost effective than completely reworking your health and safety programme.
So ensure you, your managers and employees constantly take care of your health and safety programme! It'll save you thousands in the long run.

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