by Brian McKay
When you run a business, it is important that you are keeping up with health and safety standards at all times. If you are not doing this, then you could find yourself in a lot of trouble when things go wrong. You need to be able to prove that you have taken every possible precaution to avoid accidents at all costs. In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the ways that you can do this.
All Wet Floors Have Signs
The first thing that you should be doing is ensuring that all wet floors are accompanied by signs. If they are not and somebody slips, you could be in for a world of trouble. They could sue your company for negligence, which not only could cost you thousands, but you will then have a bad reputation on the market. It is not something that is difficult to do, but it could save you a lot of issues down the road.
Make sure that all janitorial staff in your company are well trained, and know that there need to be signs on display at all times. If you catch someone not doing this, you need to give them a stern talking to, and if this happens multiple times, then it might be the right thing to do for your company to find a replacement. This is going to be a last resort, but one that might be necessary if this continues. It puts your staff and customers in danger, which is something that you cannot allow.
Toxic Waste Properly Contained
The next thing that we are going to talk about is toxic waste. We know that this isn’t going to apply to all companies out there because not everyone deals with harmful or toxic substances. However, if your company does, then you need to ensure that it is properly and safely contained at all times. If you keep it in a tank, then ensure that you are completing regular tank repair and maintenance on it. As well as this, it should be clearly labelled that there are toxic substances in this container and that nobody should open it.
By doing this, you are warning everyone who goes near it that it could be harmful to their health. As well as this, you are ensuring that nothing escapes from it by completing the regular maintenance that is necessary to keep it in top condition. It is always difficult when you are working with toxic substances, but that is why it is super important to stay within health and safety standards.
A Clean Workplace
Finally, your employees should always have a clean workplace. If not, there could be a whole range of issues that you could be looking at. The least of which is that you could have staff off sick constantly due to poor working conditions. The worst could be if something happens to someone while they are on your property, you are going to be responsible. Hire a cleaning service to go around and make sure that everything is in good condition when everyone has gone home. But don’t rely on them, ensure that your staff are keeping their area as tidy and clean as possible while they are at work.
We hope that you see why it is so important to stay within health and safety guidelines now.