Why Every Company Needs Health and Safety Training
Proper health and safety training extend far beyond introducing a new worker to the jobsite; it encompasses every situation where the job or working conditions can change. Without a basic understanding of proper safety practices, employees will be at a greater risk for workplace injuries, illness, or even death.
No matter how large or small your company is, employees in all industries face workplace dangers that can threaten their health and safety. Since hazards are present in all types of industries, including office spaces, it is important for all companies to provide health and safety training to their workers, as well as to ensure that their training is updated on a regular basis.
Benefits of Health and Safety Training
Some of the main benefits of providing employees with proper health and safety training include:
1. Reducing Workplace Accidents & Injuries
Ensuring that all workers undergo health and safety training can help reduce accidents and injuries in the workplace. This, in turn, can also protect the company from facing costly legal battles with employees, as well as preventing employees from leaving the jobsite due to work-related illnesses.
2. Enhancing Productivity in the Workplace
Health and safety training can help create a safer work environment where employees are better able to focus on their tasks without the worry of their personal safety. This enhanced focus will lead to a higher work output and better-quality products, ultimately increasing productivity and profits.
3. Boosting Employee Morale
Employees who have undergone health and safety training often tend to be more satisfied with their employers, which can also help boost morale and productivity on the jobsite. Employers who take the time to ensure that their employees are safe are also usually rewarded with loyalty from skilled workers.
4. Saving the Company Money
Health and safety training can keep employees safe and help save the company money in the long run, as employers will not have to worry about losing money over disrupted work schedules, lost productivity, clean-up and repair, hiring and training replacement workers, as well as time spent on accident investigations and claims management.
If you would like to learn more about why health and safety training is important, or if you are interested in one of our mobile safety supply (first aid supply, fire protection, or safety equipment) or safety training and safety audit services, please contact EFAS Safety at 604-294-EFAS or by filling out a contact form on our website.