- Created by: ATDANMAN01 Becky
- Created on: 22-05-20 10:17
Why is heath & safety in the workplace important?
it is important to maintain good standards of Health & Safety to prevent serious consequences (financially, emotionally, to the company's reputation, to the employees and socially), but most importantly to prevent accidents/injuries.
Consequences of Poor Health & Safety
Financial: compensation claims, increased insurance premiums, legal fees, repair/replace equipment, recruit and train new staff
Emotional: guilt, grief, stress
Reputation: bad publicity, loss of reputation, links to other categories
Employees: reduced staff morale, reduced staff productivity, increased staff sickness, increased staff turnover
Social: loss of independence, reduced social activity (this consequence is really to the people/person injured)
Direct: a cost arising directly from poor health and safety (compensation claim)
Indirect: a cost arising indirectly from poor health and safety (recruit and train new staff)