How You Can Improve Workplace Safety

Welcome back to our online series where I, Kobi Simmat - CEO of Best Practice Certification- answer some of the questions we’ve received in the field, with our clients and online on our Youtube, Facebook and LinkedIn channels.

Today, we've had a whole bunch of questions surrounding what you can do in your organization to improve safety.

It’s been interesting chatting about risk management and risk assessments with our clients - and yes, it may sound complicated - it can also prove one of the best things you’ll do for your business.

This advice is specifically tailored for you guys out there in the field, and I hope it will help: How can you work more safely? I’ve got a few suggestions.

Has anyone ever been hurt while working in, or with your business? If you’re in construction, if you’re operating with a warehouse in your supply chain, or any environment that could potentially be dangerous- has anybody ever been hurt?

If the answer is yes, my second question addresses potential ways to alleviate, or mitigate these dangers: What can you do to avoid people getting hurt in the same way? What is the level of risk? Following on from this: what is the level of risk management? There are a few prerequisites here: do you and all your staff have the mandated tickets, requirements, competencies and certifications to operate in the industry?

Ideally, what you guys want to be more vigilant in understanding what's going on. Take that, and have a chat to your supervisor or your manager and formulate strategies to work more safely; what we want is we want everybody to go home safely and come back and be motivated, and inspired to join the work team the very next day.

I take a couple minutes to plan and prepare for my job, but also for those that I am responsible for. We usually just jump into it because we all want to get our work done, and we want to get on to the next thing. However, I want you to stay safe as a team, so look after yourself, look out for what others are doing, and work safely.

I can't stress just how important it is to get the training that you need, to make sure you're compliant with the requisite tickets and qualifications, and ask yourself whether anyone ever been hurt doing what you’ve been doing, how you’ve been doing it. What new strategies can you implement to avoid your staff getting hurt, so can promote safety culture across your organization.

If you want an easy checklist to see how your business can improve its workplace safety and management, then have a look at our free ISO gap checklists.

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