Start-up business essentials
Let’s talk about why implementing a Workplace Safety Management System is a “must do” for your start-up business.
Anyone who owns a business, even sole traders and sub-contractors, are required by law to ensure the health and safety of all workers, volunteers, the general public and other visitors to their business premises (the workplace).
In brief, the technical requirements of safety compliance include implementing safe systems of work, ensuring safe use of plant, structures and substances, emergency management planning and systems, adequate facilities for the welfare of workers and the notification and recording of workplace incidents.
Business owners must meet their legal obligations, so far as reasonably practicable, under either the Work Health and Safety legislation in NSW, QLD, ACT, SA and Tasmania or the Occupational Health and Safety legislation in Victoria and Western Australia.
To enable any business to work towards compliance under safety legislation, which is especially important for every start-up business, it is a requirement for the business owner to demonstrate that they have basic understanding of their duties and obligations regarding safety and they must have safety management system in place which is appropriate and effective for their workplace.
As a business owner facing the day-to-day pressures of running a business, the thought of having systems in place to manage health and safety can seem overwhelming. However, managing health and safety does not need to be difficult.
Having a pro-active attitude towards the safety of your workers, contractors, customers and the public is an important first step. Workplace safety should not be seen as an additional cost to your business – it is part of your business. It is always far better to deal with health and safety issues before they escalate. Though it may cost to implement safe practices and install safety equipment in the first instance, the personal cost, business cost and long term ramifications of not taking action can be severe.
Better health and safety outcomes in the workplace also improve your bottom line and help make your business more productive and successful. It is important to ensure your start-up business essentials include safety management.
So, if you’re a start-up business owner and you need help with workplace safety in your business ….. contact our friendly and experienced SAFETY MAKERS consultants to find out just how easy and cost effective implementing safety in your business can be.
Safe Business Is Smart Business !!
STOP → THINK → PLAN = WORK SAFE
LYDIA PLIM asm JP
Lead Consultant & Workplace Trainer
INTELLIGENT WORKPLACE SAFETY SOLUTIONS
Phone: 0448 27 32 32