Safe Work Australia estimated that over 2,500 workers were killed while working over the past decade, and more workers were left disabled or injured because of workplace accidents. That’s why every company, regardless of size or sector, should have the means to reduce their workers’ risk. That is possible with the right OHS management systems in place, and your company should invest in that, too, so you can prove your commitment to safety in the workplace!
Knowing the benefits of having an OHS management system can help you understand its importance for your company. Here’s what you need to know:
Lack of a good OHS management system can result in costly problems and mistakes. You don’t have a means to monitor and track incidents, so you end up having difficulty figuring out how to reduce risks. Every time there is an incident, you have to worry constantly about compensation claims and insurance premiums, the costs associated with temporary workers, and many other things.
Show your employees that you care
The absence of OHS management systems in your facility may discourage workers and make them feel that think that you are not taking their health and safety seriously. As a result, they may be less productive or consider quitting finding another job, ultimately affecting your company’s profitability.
Enhanced safety and health performance
A systematic approach to occupational health and safety management will streamline critical and repetitive tasks and ensure the efficacy of your strategies. The system can help employees better understand how key activities must be done, such as responding to an issue, reporting an incident, or solving an issue. This way, everyone has a consistent approach, which can lead to improving your company’s OHS performance.
Work more efficiently Cloud-based and scalable OHS management systems are intuitive to use, so you can be more productive and not worry about human error when inputting details or keeping your records up-to-date. Your work is stored securely in the cloud and accessible from any web-connected device.