Building High Performance Organisations
In today’s highly competitive business environment, smart preparation and disaster prevention strategies are essential to achieving success. For the astute business owner, making the organisation equipped against unexpected, unfortunate incidents should be given more attention compared to establishing a speedy response and recovery system. This future-oriented perspective is proven to be a helpful approach to crafting the company’s occupational health and safety policy: successful companies understand the direct link between effective risk management and increasing business bottom line.
In order to build a sound risk management framework, companies need to invest in the right training systems to ensure employees are equipped with the relevant skills, tools and knowledge. There are various internationally recognised occupational health and safety certifications today that business decision-makers can choose for their managers, supervisors and staff. In the UK, among the most widely held health and safety qualifications is the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. The broad overview and solid foundation that NEBOSH General Certificate courses offer provide multiple benefits for the employees, company stakeholders and the company itself.
The total cost of a work-related accident or illness involves a wide range of components. For the affected employee, the costs are measured with the pain, suffering and mental anguish they have felt, the lost wages during their recovery period, and the medical expenses they have accumulated. For the employer, accidents can cost the company insurance premiums, compensation claims (if served by the affected worker) and extra expenses in terms of overtime work or training hours to compensate for the injured worker’s absence. In fact, the UK government estimates £13.4 billion get lost each year due to workplace health and safety incidents in the workplace.
A healthier workplace promotes worker productivity and better performance. Studies have shown how employees equipped with basic health and safety knowledge can be more efficient and will show more accountability compared to their peers without proper safety training; experts say that being exposed to international-standard best practices is the first step towards career development.
Companies with key managers and supervisors holding NEBOSH certificates earn the respect and acknowledgement of other companies, industry leaders and general consumers in the locality and the global business stage. For most professionals, proper risk management training is almost synonymous with being a responsible, reliable organisation. For leaders of winning teams, guarding the safety and health of people in the workplace is the first step towards stellar performance.
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