Do you know how safe your work place is?  Do your work activities cause harm or ill-health to your workers?  Is safety and health being managed well enough in your business to give you confidence that workers won’t suffer injury or ill-health as a result of an accident?  As a manager do you know what you have to do?

 

If you think that taking action on health and safety is expensive then try having an accident.  Your organisation may have insurance in place which covers some of the costs of the aftermath of the accident, but this insurance won’t bring back the time that has been lost as a result of accident or the reputational damage to business.  Managing the health and safety is a net contributor to the success of your organisation’s strategy.  Fewer accidents mean fewer surprises.  Better management of safety means increased confidence that your workers and other stakeholders are safe and shareholder value will not only be protected but also enhanced.

 

So how can good health and safety be achieved?

Firstly, you need to ensure that everybody knows what they have to do for safety from the Chief executive down to all workers. Then you need to know about the risks your workplace and work activity poses not only workers but others who come into contact with what you do.  You need to find out how big they are and make decisions on how far you will go in controlling them.  In making these decisions about controlling hazards you need to know what types of strategies are available to enable you to do this.

 

If you do have an accident, do you know what you have to do to ensure that any injuries are treated quickly and how you find out what happened so that you can prevent the accident from happening again and hurting someone else.

Finally, do you know how well you are doing? – like any other business activity we need to know what strategies are working and which are not and understand how well your business plans are being implemented.

 

If the answer is no to any of these questions and you want to find out more then join us for our three day course entitled ‘Managing Safety’.  This course is designed and accredited by the UK’s Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

 

Attending this workshop enables you to find out more about what you need to do to make your workplace healthier and safer and take back to your workplace some skills to enable you to manage risks and start the safety management journey.

 

To find out more and book please go to http://conradclark.com/home/index.php/events/managing-safely/ or contact us on +2348095550641

 

Emma Cundiff-Associate Partner (Conrad Clark Nigeria)



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