As an entrepreneur, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your employees are always safe and healthy. You won’t only protect them from illnesses and injuries by doing so but you’ll also help them reduce their sick days and improve their productivity. You’ll also comply with government rules and regulations and avoid costly fines and complicated legal issues.
Fortunately, there are lots of ways to maintain your employees’ wellbeing, and one of these is to ensure your premises are always conducive to health and safety. You can achieve this goal by taking these steps:
Stick to a regular cleaning schedule
If your workspace is dirty and unkempt, it won’t only put off customers but will also expose your staff to a wide range of bacteria, viruses and fungi. These, in turn, can cause diseases ranging from simple ones like coughs and colds to more complicated infectious diseases.
With these in mind, you need to have your workplace tidied up and sanitised on a regular basis. Hire in-house janitors who’ll clean up every day, or outsource the task to a commercial cleaning company who’ll dust, vacuum and polish your space once a week. Of course, ask your staff to do their part in keeping the premises neat and immaculate.
Keep your electrical system in excellent condition
Loose cables, exposed wires and faulty appliances can put you at risk of fires, electrocutions and other types of accidents. So, once you notice these issues, get in touch with experts and have them take a look at your electrical system. This way, you’ll have someone who can diagnose the problem and find a solution for it ASAP.
But don’t just hire the first person you meet; instead, find someone who is fully trained and highly qualified and has years of experience in the industry. If you’re based in Queensland, for instance, get the help of Connect Services. They’re affiliated with Master Electricians Australia, the Master Builders Trade Alliances and the Electrical and Communications Association, and they have licences for electrical contracting, refrigerant handling and other services. So, when they send an industrial electrician over to your premises in Brisbane, you have the assurance that you’ll get high-quality services and that your electrical system will be taken care of by a pro.
Put up safety signs
You might not pay too much attention to safety signs (until something bad happens) because they were placed in the wrong area or because you didn’t install them in the first place. So don’t ignore the importance of signage; as soon as possible, go through your premises and determine which spots are prone to accidents. Once you’ve identified these locations, put up the right safety signs and inspect them regularly to ensure they’re still good shape. Some of the most basic signage you should have are those that point out fire exits, fire equipment locations and staff evacuation routes.
These are just some of the things you should do to prevent illnesses and accidents and keep your employees in good shape. Take these steps now and be closer to a safer and healthier workplace!