18/01/2006

Better Business campaign

Accidents and ill health caused by work cost time and money. A good health and
safety regime for your business ensures your hard earned profits stay in the
bank and are not spent on accident or illness related problems, each time they
happen. This means more money for you.

The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has therefore started a better
business campaign supported by a dedicated website where the case for achieving
financial savings through adopting improved health and safety practices is
propounded. The website sets out simple steps for small businesses who wish to
better manage health and safety.

Work accidents and ill health can be expensive. Stopping them happening can
save you time and money. The smaller your business the bigger the impact will
be if a member of your staff has a serious accident, or is off sick for an
extended period of time. It could even put you out of business.

There are several important areas to consider if you want to reduce the cost of
ill health or accidents caused by the working environment.

  • Absence
  • Replacement staff
  • Recruitment costs
  • Insurance and compensation
  • Reputation damage
  • Productivity and efficiency

Effective health and safety precautions don't have to be costly, time
consuming, or complicated; they can be simple and easy to start. The main
points you should consider are:

  • Managing risk
  • Keeping Employees Healthy and Safe
  • Managing absence

Further info


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive