Poor health and safety leads to illness and accidents that could prove an huge drain on the company finances. Simple but effective health and safety practices pay for themselves. They also improve the company’s reputation among customers, regulators and employees. Given the considerable increase in penalties under health and safety legislation, the cost of non-compliance is likely to exceed by a long way the cost of compliance.
Having bad health and safety provisions can harm a business. It can reduce productivity, damage products, equipment or premises, there could be considerable fines and legal costs if prosecuted, plus insurance premiums could rise.
Most competitive tendering now requires businesses to disclose any health and safety investigations and convictions.
Many customers won’t deal with businesses that have a bad health and safety record and good employees might not want to work for a company like that.
Having safe and healthy working conditions will make it easier for a business to attract and retain customers, employees and business partners.
If you would like an audit to see if the company complies with health and safety legislation, contact us.