Workplace health and safety is a key issue for every business. Having an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) in place can help you enhance the safety of your employees as well as protect your organisation from liabilities and compensation claims. Not only can a certified safety system help you identify and control workplace hazards it can also keep you in compliance with the relevant Health & Safety legislation in Australia.
In Australia, certification is based on a number of safety standards, which aim to prevent accidents and illness in advance to ensure workers wellbeing. With the current 4801 is coming to an end and businesses all across the country expected to transition to the new ISO 45001 standard, we decided to show you why you should get your certification sooner than later.
Benefits of Safety Certification:
1. Enhanced workplace safety
OHSMS integrates workplace health and safety in every task in the workplace helping prevent accidents, illnesses and occupational health problems. It enables the management to identify safety risks and put the necessary preventive measures in place. Thanks to regular OHSMS assessments, you are also able to continually monitor and improve your health and safety performance by making amendments where necessary.
2. Reduced costs
Safety standards advocate for collaboration between employers and employees. Through improved communication and information flow between stakeholders, you can reduce compensation claims as employees will feel engaged and cared for. Additionally, safety certification minimises costs by reducing your insurance expenditure.
3. Improved productivity
Fewer injury incidents can result in reduced and less expensive downtimes in your organisation. Moreover, implementing the current safety standards shows a clear commitment to the safety of your employees and can contribute to a more motivated and productive staff.
3. Improved company image
OHSMS certification can improve your organisation’s image helping you attract top employees. Furthermore, it gives your stakeholders confidence in your company as it tells them that your company invests in creating a safe workplace.
At Recovery Partners, we can help you improve your business’s overall OHSMS performance and ensure compliance with the latest standard. Our team of WHS consultants is experienced in providing services to a wide range of industries.
We are available in all the states across Australia. For more information, you can make enquiries here. Alternatively, our consultants love to have a chat, so give us a call on 1300 OHS RTW.
Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at www.workcover.nsw.au
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