Generally speaking workers are more empowered than they’ve ever been. One important aspect of this is the legal responsibility that businesses have to offer workplaces that are amenable to health and safety. But why is health and safety in the workplace deemed so important?
It might seem like a very simple question, with a very simple answer. In one respect this is the case. Health and safety is so important because the well-being of people is so important. When at work, workers are under the control of their employees and therefore there is an obvious responsibility on the behalf of employers.
There is also the legality of providing healthy and safe workplaces. When an accident happens then there might be a tribunal and this could cost a business real money. So, not only does a better workplace health and safety strategy put more value on a worker’s health but it also makes expensive legal action less likely.
Productivity and health and safety are inextricably linked. The safer and more comfortable that your employees feel when they are at work ,the more likely they are to be productive and healthy members of the corporation. Obviously, there will be less sick days taken if there are less workplace injuries.
Workers can get a lot out of a stringent health and safety policy. Not least the can take on a wide breadth of useful skills, such as those obtained from first aid courses and first aid training.