The benefits don’t end there, either. Often the people who understand potential workplace dangers the best are those exposed to them day in, day out. With this in mind the focus should be on opening the lines of communication between senior staff and juniors, who can offer key input into solutions for safety. In turn, employees are likely to feel more involved in the design and implementation of company policy, boosting the potential they will adopt a positive attitude towards compliance.
What’s known as a ‘safety culture’ can develop as a result of adopting this kind of approach. Staff will be inclined to hold each other accountable, and take responsibility for both their own actions, and ongoing improvements to in-house procedure. Only when this is combined with health and safety risk software to improve the efficiency, quality and productivity of such strategies, can a business owner truly boast a sure fire way to meet and exceed government regulations and laws now, and as any changes are enacted in the future.