In this week's blog feature we look at how work at height reviews can not only improve general safety and COIVID safe working practices, but how it can also have a number of additional business benefits such as increased productivity, reduced downtime and reduced staff turnover, all ultimately boosting your bottom line.
So what are the additional benefits of good work at height safety, equipment and training.
1.Productivity and profits
Good safety measures mean that your staff can do their work more easily and safely. For example, better work at height equipment can mean that two person jobs are reduced to one person, both hands can be made free so time spent working at height is reduced. Overall this will boost morale, increase productivity and reduce costs.
Whether you work in an office or a manucfacturimng facility, minimising downtime is the key to maintaining productivity. Downtime can be reduced through regular inspections and equipment maintenance.
You are more likely to retain skilled and loyal employees, saving the time and costs of recruiting and training a new member of your workforce.
4.Reduce absences and sick leave
Another benefit of good health and safety measures at work is that employees are less likely to take sick leave. This saves the business the direct and indirect costs of staff absence.
Good health and safety measures will help you to build a positive reputation with your clients and employees, and their family, friends and associates. The resulting good public relations could help to increase sales and generate more leads.
6.HSE investigation investigation, fines and prosecutions
It goes without saying this is something that you will want to avoid at all costs. An investigation will have direct costs such as legal and fines, as well as having an impact on turnover, and reputation.
7.Save insurance and legal costs
A good standard of health and safety in the workplace can reduce your insurance premiums, as well as the costs of accidents that aren't covered by your insurance, such as sick pay, production delays or repairs to essential equipment. Uninsured costs can be greater than insured costs, and they have to be paid out of your business' income.
Protecting employees’ safety when working at height is a legal responsibility for all businesses, but a proactive approach and good practice can save money, increase productivity and improve profitability.
There are many other benefits such as employee attraction and retention. Therefore, the sooner you begin creating a safer work environment, the better.
HLS is a leading work at height consultancy, providing a wide range of products and services for safe and efficient work at height. If you would like to find out more about a working at height onsite survey and risk assessment or you would simply like some expert advice, please do not hesitate to contact us at HLS.