Why is health and safety training important?

Why is health and safety training important?

Posted on Jan 26, 2016
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Why is health and safety training important?

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The short but unhelpful answer to this question is health and safety training is important for many, many reasons. As we prefer brevity when combined with helpfulness, I’ll expand on this a little further.

 

If you have the correct health and safety training in place, you will:


Limit the number of workplace accidents or injuries (this is an important one)

 

Even in a low-risk environment, accident or injury is possible and some of the most common workplace injuries occur in the low-risk environment. For example, poor posture while working could lead to a lower back injury that requires a lengthy absence from work.

 

Create a culture of safety

 

Health and safety training isn’t just about your obligations as an employer: it’s equally about your employees’ responsibilities too. Educating them on these requirements makes them aware of their obligations and, as such, the level of awareness across the board is that much greater – meaning that a culture of safety will naturally be adopted across the board. It's easy to get a head start on creating this culture of safety by downloading our free Health and Safety policy template.


Keep your team working

 

Efficient procedures and practices not only keep your workers safe and healthy, they can keep people focused on what you need them to be doing.

 

Be legally compliant

 

It always feels like such a cop-out to get to the point of saying ‘you have to’ as a reason for why you should do something. It also goes against one of our most important learning philosophies: we’re more fans of the ‘carrot’ than the ‘stick’. But, sadly, there are some things that we just have to do and implementing an appropriate level of training is one of them. Find out more here.

 

Save money

 

This is always a pleasing one to hear and, as an additional bonus, this is absolutely no catch. You can save money in a number of direct ways. For example, not employing unnecessary consultants to advise on health and safety matters, avoiding activities such as PAT testing (which you’re not actually obligated to do) or, on a larger scale, avoid any Health and Safety Executive (HSE) fines.

 

See it in action

 

Interested in trying out flick’s health and safety training for yourself?

 

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