Stick With Health and Safety Courses
In the current economic climate, many companies and organisations who are facing a tough time financially have a need to cut costs. Unfortunately, in this situation, spending on health and safety training and courses is often an area which faces the axe. Whilst it may reduce costs, this can also have the adverse effect of putting workers lives at risk, and may even be counter-productive as the cost of fines for breaches of safety regulations, compensation claims for negligence and lost days due to worker absence can all end up costing the company more than it would be by putting your employees on the health and safety courses in the first place.
Not only can gaining qualifications like the NEBOSH General Certificate or specific training on subjects such as permit to work systems, help your employees work safely to reduce the risks of accidents and injuries which force them to take time off work, but workers who feel like the company takes their safety and welfare seriously are often more highly motivated, which in turn increases their productivity and loyalty to the company. They are less likely to demand higher wages to cover the high level of risk they face, or want to find alternative employment elsewhere which is safer.
So whilst health and safety training can be expensive, and it is tempting to view it as "non-essential" expenditure, it is vitally important to ensure your employees are well-trained and fully aware of their health and safety responsibilities. Not only are there moral reasons for managers to ensure the safety of those working for them, but there are also many regulatory requirements which need to be satisfied and complied with no matter how tough the finances are for a company.
To discuss the numerous options available and how we can assist you with your health and safety requirements, please send us an online contact form by clicking on the 'Contact' tab at the top of the page, or call us on 0844 800 3295 and we will endeavour to assist you, no matter what level of budget you have available to spend on training.