Small business owners need an easy way to create a better Safety Culture.
The demand for basic safety training is on the increase, due in part to higher regulatory scrutiny and because new workers entering the workplace may not have yet developed the safety smarts around hazardous equipment or correctly handling volatile substances.
Working under conditions that involve constant and careful attention in the workplace is both a challenge & a commitment for most workers and management alike, and without a culture of safety and concern, accidents are all but inevitable. Smart company owners know that proper training and safety procedures pay off.
Small businesses owners tend to operate at near full throttle and might feel they have enough to do without including regulatory obligations that include health & safety requirements. Instilling a culture of safety takes commitment, a bit of know-how and time. Yet a successful business somehow finds ways to transcend and even transform a workers behaviour. Finding a way to do this is key, and can make all the difference.
- Safety training needs to be both relevant and continuous.
- Safety culture requires a way to voice concerns in an environment of support.
- Safety concerns and challenges need to be addressed, ensuring solutions are reached.
However, safety should not be entirely focused on the individual worker, but also on safety process and how tasks are performed as well as the procedures in place to prevent accidents. Measuring an organizations safety policy effectiveness is another important part of any safety initiative.