Safety Compliance Sunshine Coast
Effective safety compliance in the workplace not only saves lives and prevents injuries. It also protects the business owner with the occupational health and safety procedures operating in places such as Noosa, along the Sunshine Coast, or anywhere in the world. Understanding what steps to take will help boost safety in businesses of all types which in turn increase worker morale and productivity.
There is little doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world and that includes businesses along the Sunshine Coast. The shutdown has affected businesses both small and large and has altered the way business owners look at safety on their properties.
With the combination of new processes to limit the spread of the coronavirus along with the legitimate fear that many employees are feeling about getting exposed, it represents a real challenge to owners in getting their businesses back online. Having a comprehensive Safe Work Method Statement in place is the first step. What follows are a few more steps you can take to overcome the current set of challenges being faced.
Risk Assessments for the Workplace
A new set of cleaning protocols that emphasize proper disinfection can greatly reduce the virus in the workplace. A risk assessment of the area will identify all surfaces, including the floors and walls for cleaning and sanitizing with the proper chemicals. Identify the high traffic areas where employees, clients, and customers pass and reducing the number of contact points where the virus may be spread. By identifying such points of contact, they can either be removed if possible or targeted for frequent cleaning to lower the chances of the virus being transmitted.
Scheduling timetables in Business’s in Noosa
The fewer employees on the premises at the same time, the less the chance of them spreading the virus in Noosa. Rework the scheduling of the timetables so that fewer employees are present at the same time. This includes how many employees pass through entrance ways, use the lunchrooms, and exit the building. By executing a staggered scheduling program, maintaining social distancing, and employing basic cleaning methods, it makes it that much harder for the coronavirus to infect your employees.
Empower your employees with the ability to screen themselves to limit the spread of the virus. This means taking their own temperature and looking for signs that they may be infected. Such self-screenings conducted on a daily basis may catch those who are infected, so they can stay at home and not infect others.
Inspect & Report following the Safety Management System
A business owner should utilize the safety management system available to report any potential issue discovered during the inspection process. Monitor how your employees enter, exit, and use the rooms and facilities inside the building. The same is true for customer, clients, and those transporting goods to and from your business. Take what you have learned and apply new procedures to increase safety.
If you are operating a business in Noosa or along the Sunshine Coast, then safety compliance in the workplace is a must. Take the time to conduct a full inspection, identify areas that need to be addressed, and bring in your employees so they become part of the safety process. The result will mean fewer accidents, less chance of spreading illness, and improving the productivity of your company which means greater longevity for your business.
Contact Ross at HRB Consulting for more information for safety compliance and occupational health and safety.