When people tend to think of their work place they tend to think of somewhere that is safe for them to work each day. It doesn’t matter if you are self employed and working from your home office or work a regular 9-5 job in a plush city centre office block, accidents and hazards are not really something that comes to the forefront when thinking about your work environment.
I’ve personally worked in the public sector for over 10 years and have had more ‘safety in the work place’ training sessions than I can shake a stick at but self employed people aren’t always so ‘lucky’
A lot of people that read this post will solely work from home and may think that there is less chance of an accident happening to them. For instance did you know that a great number of accidents happen due to faulty chairs or even by having cutlery around your desk. I know myself if I’ve eaten lunch at my desk I tend to end up with a fork next to my workstation for the afternoon but have never considered how odd that is and how safe it would be to have knifes and forks layout around the rest of the house!
The guys over Accident Advice Helpline have created this nifty infographic that shows just how important office safety can be and the dangers that can await you in an unsafe environment so next time you are at work no matter what the location take a good look around your environment and make sure everything is as safe as it could possibly be.
It’s good that more companies are now more aware of maintaining a safe, efficient, and healthy workplace. They comply strictly with mandated health protocols and industry safety standards, such as installing safety warning signs and using safety gear for hazardous tasks. For instance, workplaces are now equipped with temperature sensors, fire alarms, smoke detectors, and other advanced security features to keep employees safe.
Companies also invest in employee safety training. They provide free online courses and learning modules that employees can take in their free time or self-paced learning. In that way, employees stay up-to-date with new safety rules, such as changes in standard operating procedures when handling heavy machinery and chemicals.
Moreover, many business owners invest in insurance policies, such as general liability insurance, commercial property insurance, and hired in plant insurance to protect themselves and their employees from the financial burden associated with accidents.
Avoiding hazards in the workplace entails collaborative work. I believe that the key to success in attaining a safe workplace is maintaining good communication and collaboration between employees and employers. Moreover, investing in safety and security features and insurance is crucial to avoid costly expenses associated with injuries caused by accidents. Hopefully, you’ve learned some practical tips in this article that you can apply in your