The benefits of managing health and safety?

It’s clear that health and safety procedures are essential for protecting the health and safety of employees and yet, for many businesses, addressing health and safety is often seen as a regulatory burden. However this should not be the case, there are many benefits that effective health and safety management can bring.

• Reduced costs and increased profits;

• Lowered employee absence and sickness;

• Fewer threats of legal actions;

• Better management of the workplace risks;

• Increased productivity;

• Employees are better motivated, feel safer and recognise that their employer takes their safety seriously;

• A better reputation for corporate social responsibility among investors, customers and the local community;