Health and safety are most likely outsourced
Research, based on surveys given to small and medium-sized managers and owners, found that health and safety risk management is likely to be outsourced. The research found that although only a minority are currently outsourcing, they are considering outsourcing the most important corporate functions, and that health and safety is top of the list. Only one in ten managers and business owners will outsource the management of accounting functions; more than 50% of these managers will consider health and safety management if they are currently outsourcing.
The main reasons for outsourcing, cited by respondents, are time savings, cost-effectiveness and it allows managers time to focus on core business. Executives and small business owners consider outsourcing as a way to manage the real risk of non-compliance. Managers and owners may also not be aware of the rules they must follow, or not enough time or the right sources to comply with regulations.
Many businesses find it an increasing burden to comply with health and safety regulations and face an increase in the job insurance rate and penalties for employers. The solution to reducing insurance is to comply with the regulations applicable to the business. If you do not have a proper health and safety program, thousands of dollars can be penalized if an accident occurs.
Every business is different and therefore every health and safety program must also be adapted. By starting with the basics, a health and safety program can be developed or even updated. Compliance maintenance is facilitated by the establishment of an effective safety management system.
A health and safety program deals with the prevention of occupational injuries and ill health through a proactive strategy. It focuses on prevention through risk assessment, risk management and proactive controls and procedures.
These health and safety procedures will be implemented with behavioral change. Some programs may become weak and ineffective due to:
No definition of security practices No written processes
No teamwork Safety is top to bottom communication and vice versa. A well-written plan will describe what roles everyone plays in security policies.
No Effective Objectives The poster for accident days will arise due to sound safety processes.
Incorrect incentives Money as a reward does not work well. Health and safety should be fun and worthwhile for employees. The right incentive plan can be cost effective and have goals. Incentive plans can include movie passes or free coffee at the boss. The insurance industry reports a dollar spent on health and safety returns four to six dollars.
The outsourcing of the health and safety program will meet the objectives of the program and overcome ineffective measures. Monthly maintenance can be done with little effort at the business being offered and it can be completed on time.