Carrying out health and safety training is important, a legal requirement and the benefits it will offer your company can help you create a safer, more productive work environment.
No matter how large or small your company is, employees in all industries face workplace hazards that can threaten their health and safety. Since hazards are present in all types of industries, including office environments, it is important for all companies to provide health and safety training to their workers, as well as to ensure that their training is updated on a regular basis.
- Reducing Workplace Accidents & Injuries
Ensuring that all workers undergo health and safety training can help reduce accidents and injuries in the workplace. This, in turn, can also protect the company from facing costly legal claims from employees, as well as preventing employees from leaving the workplace due to work-related illnesses.
- Enhancing Productivity in the Workplace
Health and safety training can help create a safer work environment where employees are better able to focus on their tasks without the worry of their personal safety. This enhanced focus will lead to a higher work output and better-quality products, ultimately increasing productivity and profits.
- Boosting Employee Morale
Employees who have undergone health and safety training often tend to be more satisfied with their employers, which can also help boost morale and productivity on the workplace. Employers who take the time to ensure that their employees are safe are also usually rewarded with loyalty from skilled workers.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires that you provide whatever information, instruction and training is needed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health & safety of your employees.
At ProAktive, we offer a tailored health and safety management service, often working alongside your in-house Health and Safety team. We also offer online health and safety training via our e-Learning portal, as well as IOSH Managing, Working and Leading Safely courses in a classroom environment.
If you would like to talk to one of our team about any of the above, please call 01302 341 344.
By Aaron Moxam – Risk Consultant