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Warning: Don't make THIS mistake when you do safety audits, inspections or risk assessments

by , 09 November 2016
Warning: Don't make THIS mistake when you do safety audits, inspections or risk assessmentsThe key to any safety audit, inspection or risk assessment is to be on site and to watch your employees at work. It's the only way you'll get a clear idea of what they do on a day-to-day basis.

But it's easy to make one crucial mistake during these observations.

You may not even know you've made it but if you do, it may throw off all your findings

Here's what you need to avoid if you want your safety audit, inspection or risk assessments to be successful...

 

If you want your safety audits, inspections or risk assessments to be successful, avoid this mistake

 
The biggest mistake you can make during safety audits, inspections or risk assessments is to intimidate your employees.
 
Some employers believe they can scare the information they need out of their employees. 
 
BIG MISTAKE!
 
If you scare your employee, he's more likely to give you a false answer because he's scared of getting in trouble.
 
Here's how you can avoid this mistake.
 
*********** Hot off the press  ************
 
Your Health and Safety role is not exactly an easy one!

Right now, the headaches, stresses, time-drainers and financial costs of Health and Safety in your company seem endless. You're having to constantly stay on top of changes and updates being made to laws and regulations – and implementing these changes.
 

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Here's how you can avoid this mistake during safety audits, inspections or risk assessments

 
To avoid this mistake, you need to change the way you approach your employees. Greet them, ask them how they are and tell them why you're there. The ask them if they've seen any safety issues they'd like to tell you about.
 
If they don't give you the answers you want, don't force it. Rather tell them to come see you any time they spot a health and safety problem they want to tell you about.
 
This way, you can develop a good relationship with your employees and earn their trust. That'll go a long way to ensuring all your safety audits, inspections or risk assessments are successful.



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