By Thamara Heeringa at June 25 2019 09:29:29
Remember that accidents may kill a business. And for humanitarian and practical reasons, businesses are encouraged and even charged by law to create and maintain a work environment that is safe and healthy. These two should be protected for humanitarian reasons because an employer has the moral obligation to keep his workers safe and healthy, and for practical reason because hospitalization and litigation are costly, not to mention its being bad for the business.
If you operate a small business then you must ensure your policies have a health and safety plan included within them. This document is important as it outlines to all your staff, suppliers and contractors what the rules are for your business. The last thing you need when operating a business are issues with regards to safety. Your team's safety is important and keeping your team members safe is critical.
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.
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.