Only You Can Prevent Accidents
Stay in the HuntConducting a safety inspection reveals potential dangers in the workplace, as well as confirms the operation is working smoothly. An avoidable injury at a clients location costs your company in several ways. First, the loss of immediate production as your worker is receiving care. Depending on the severity of the accident, this could involve other workers tending to his injury potentially shutting down an area of production for many hours. If the worker's injury is severe enough, he or she may be out for several days, weeks or months creating a loss time injury. Finally, accidents in the workplace lead to higher workers compensation premiums. By inspecting client locations frequently and addressing issues or concerns your employees are facing with the client, youll help keep expenses down.
Bear DownInspections alone dont make for a safe workplace. Although designed to keep your clients operations accident free, the inspection is only as effective as management makes it. Top managers must impose safety as a company priority. Whether the company has 50 employees or three, the boss sets the tone. Employees will follow if the one in charge leads by example. Once management or employees find safety shortcomings, its imperative to act quickly and resolveany concerning safety issues. Failure to do so will result in a failure to keep the employees engaged with safety as a priority.
For safety inspections to be effective, they must be consistent. By drafting a checklist of safety items, management will have a clear picture of how well employees are working. Plus, the checklist allows multiple employees to conduct the same inspection with consistent findings.
No HibernationYou will find the more frequent a safety audit is conducted, the better the results for your company. The safety checklist can be segmented into categories of daily, weekly and monthly items to be checked. Frequent, consistent checks will expose a potential client safety hazard before it has a chance to wreak havoc.
Keep the Hard Hat OnAlthough a friendly workplace is certainly advantageous, inspectors need to focus their energy on the task at hand. This will instill the importance of the inspection. Plus, inspectors and managers must wear the same personal protective equipment as the workers in the department. Otherwise, the benefits of the inspections will be undermined. Employees will quickly pick up on the unspoken message that non-compliance brings. Keep your employees safe by showing them how they should behave.
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