By Mathilde P. Gregersen at May 21 2019 13:40:55
It is important for every company or industry to have its own health and safety plan template. This indicates not only the priority of the company given to its workers but it also reflects its perception of health for everyone involved in the company and for the general public. Having a such a template also prevents or minimizes unnecessary costs the company might shoulder due to legal actions it may undergo once a worker or group of workers would get involved in an accident. Therefore, designing a health and safety plan template also gives signal to the moral and legal obligation of the company to its workers.
The template of a proposed health and safety measure should first include the department or division of the government or other bodies that is the addressee of the proposal; the law that is involved, of which compliance is a must; the summary of what the law is requiring the company as regards health and safety; other necessary information or other pertinent laws; the proposal number, or any equivalent identification; the date of posting, and the summary of the proposal. This summary may be short but should be concise. It should only include the essentials.
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.
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.