Emergency Response: 5 Benefits of Good Health and Safety Practices
Managing safety is good for response organizations and it is good for everyone! Addressing health and safety should not be seen as a regulatory burden, as it offers significant opportunities.
Accidents and ill-health cost money, lost time, lost skills, insurance premium hikes, legal proceedings, etc. The benefits of effective health and safety management to response orgnizations are very significant. There is clear evidence that effective health and safety management contributes directly to overall success. This is true across all industry sectors and amongst teams of all shapes and sizes.
Here is a snapshot of just FIVE of the many benefits for your organization:
Reduce the chances of an accident in your workplace
Effective health and safety practices help you protect your responders from injury, which may mean you are more likely to retain skilled and loyal team members.
Improve responder morale and motivation
Good health and safety measures mean that your responders can do their work more easily and safely. This will boost morale, increase productivity and reduce costs.
If you reduce responder absence due to illness or accidents at work, you will save the time of recruiting and training new members for your organization.
Another benefit of good health and safety measures at work is that employees are less likely to take sick leave. This saves your organization the direct and indirect costs of staff absence.
Good health and safety measures will help you to build a positive reputation with your clients, community, staff and their friends and associates. The resulting good public relations will help to increase an organization's reputation.
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