By Marshall L. Shipman at April 28 2019 23:44:20
Some businesses may be less physically risky, but are involved in the health and sanitation of customers and clients. They would also need a health and safety plan to ensure the welfare of both their employees and customers. These businesses include restaurants, fast food establishments, food manufacturing firms, and even logistics and transportation companies. Such a plan for health and safety would benefit the smooth operations and success of their businesses. For all these companies who may not have a plan for their health and safety yet, a template is a great starting point.
Use of these Templates • It is useful because it gives a direction to the business organization. • It acts like a perfect guideline for achieving individual as well as organizational goals. • Action plan templates are useful for employees and employers both as they can understand what are their responsibilities and what work they are expected to perform. • It is useful as it defines the lines of authority, responsibility, and states who is accountable to whom. Purpose of Using • To clarify the resources, that will be required for attaining the goals. • To set timelines for tasks and setting deadlines. • To allocate various tasks to the employees according to their potential, knowledge and skills. • Helps in optimum consumption of the resources and helps to avoid wastage. • Helps in predicting the risks and threats in advance and to take timely actions and solutions for them. • To find a strategy that works for the business and using it again in future for achieving goals. • To meet the deadlines on time and completion of tasks well before time.
Truly, making a direct, detailed, and consistent template for a health and safety plan is tough. However, there are sample health and safety plan templates available online that can be used by a company in creating its own plan. At a single click, a company can download some of these templates for its use. In fact, there are providers that are compliant with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Getting access to these templates and using them as a guide can help the company in saving time and effort in developing one. The amount of time and effort spent can be used instead in dissemination of information to the workers, getting their consent, training of workers if necessary, and monitoring and evaluation.
Another reason why there should be a health and safety plan template is that a company has a moral and legal obligation to keep its workers healthy and safe and that failure to do so due to negligence or malicious intent is a ground for many legal actions that would cause the company to lose money from litigation and the business to fail or be disabled for a period of time. Thus, the template for an occupational health and safety plan should be necessarily complete to cover all known and foreseen hazards in a work.