Managing key health and safety training aspects, develop your skills with a safety management course – an absolute must in today’s workplace

Managing key health and safety training aspects, develop your skills with a safety management course – an absolute must in today’s workplace

BOTI’s safety management course programmes are designed to introduce you to and familiarise you with all aspects of occupational health and safety where it pertains to the general workplace as well as more industrial type settings, illustrating how this important aspect affects us all.  In a nutshell, this article seeks to explore and discuss managing the various aspects of health and safety as they affect the workplace and how these impact employees and their productivity levels.  We examine key aspects of maintaining business health from an often ignored, yet vitally important aspect of managing a successful business.

Manage and control key health and safety training aspects

It is vitally important to take the lead and manage all your health and safety training needs.  BOTI’s Safety Management course programmes will save you time, effort and money.   It’s sad but true that over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured.

Reduce costs of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Certain settings require the best form of protection one can get.  Understanding the key elements of how to draw up an asset management policy to cost effectively manage and control your PPE requirements is essential if you are involved in any form of business that requires this kind of protection for your staff.

When lightning strikes – Outdoor safety dos and don’ts

It is essential to be aware of the dos and don’ts regarding the basics of outdoor health and safety issues that are vital employee training requirements.

Incident reporting

Where promoting a culture of health and safety in the workplace is concerned, one of the most important aspects is to encourage employees to report incidents when they take place.  Doing so will ensure that hazards and risks in the working environment are rapidly dealt with before they can affect any other aspects of the business.  When such are not effectively handled the impact on the business could also negatively affect the with regards to legal risk.

Risk assessment

The importance of ensuring that business risk assessments are carried out in order to be compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act cannot be overemphasised.  It is also important to understand the difference between a danger, a hazard and a risk.


What to do when your Health and Safety Representative has resigned – an effective hand-over plan

When your Health and Safety Representative suddenly resigns you need to have a clear and detailed hand-over plan in place.  In so doing your next elected Safety Representative will know exactly what is required on the job and the transition phase will not impact business productivity levels.

If illnesses are prevalent amongst employees take steps to improve ventilation in the workplace

If your employees are experiencing headaches, dizziness, sinus congestion, itchy or watery eyes, scratchy throats and also show an inability to concentrate, poor ventilation is most likely the cause.  Should this not be rectified in the proper manner hefty penalties as well as low productivity levels and increased incidents of sick leave can result.

There are key tasks that every Health and Safety Representative should endeavour to get right

When running a business it is important to improve the health and safety of the workplace, hence, for any system to run efficiently there are a number of tasks involved and health and safety is no exception.  However, important tasks are often overlooked or forgotten about and this is why a health and safety representative is needed in the first instance.   BOTI’s safety management course programmes will teach you everything you need to know about what these tasks involve.

Attention all construction and manufacturing companies!   – How do you measure up in terms of your health and safety audit?

There are a host of questions you and your employees need to answer in order to determine whether you are complying with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.  It is therefore essential to ask the right questions in order to measure your level of compliance and determine if any gaps need to be addressed and if so, take any steps required to bridge these gaps.

The importance of a sanitation risk assessment

If your employees are working in unhygienic conditions they are likely to contract any number of illnesses resulting from such conditions.  Such ailments as stomach viruses, breathing problems and intestinal infections may develop.  These are usually caused by certain types of bacteria that live and breed in damp, dirty, and generally unhygienic places.  When employees become ill what this ultimately means for the business is loss of productivity.  In light of this, the importance of hygiene in the workplace cannot be overemphasised and should at all times be given high priority.


The importance of involving your Health and Safety Representative

As a business owner, you know what is best for your company.  No one can make important decisions about money, products and services, employees, of the way in which you embrace your markets the way you can.  However, when it comes to health and safety aspects you might need additional help.    The fact that as a business owner you are more likely to spend more time in the office as opposed to at the coalface,  you will not always see what your employees do which means that you need to enlist the support of your Health and Safety Representative to represent you in order to ensure that your employees remain protected at all times in the workplace.

BOTI’s safety management course programmes are designed to introduce you to and familiarise you with all aspects of occupational health and safety.  Book now!



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