Gary’s Safety Tips
Hello everyone, it’s a pleasure to be speaking with you today about an important topic that should be on the radar of every business owner: the enforcement of safe work method statements.
Now, I understand that this may not be the most exciting topic, but it is crucial for keeping your employees safe and your business out of legal trouble. Safe work method statements outline potential hazards associated with a job and the steps required to mitigate those risks. By enforcing these statements, you demonstrate that you take safety seriously and care about the wellbeing of your employees.
But how can you ensure that these statements are being enforced? Firstly, it is important to educate your team on the importance of these statements and what they can do to ensure that they are being followed. Consider holding a training session or workshop to go over the statements in detail and answer any questions that your team members may have.
Secondly, make sure that your safe work method statements are easily accessible. Consider posting them in a central location or providing each employee with a copy that they can keep with them at all times.
Lastly, it is important to hold your team accountable for following these statements. Consider implementing a system where employees are required to sign off on the statement before beginning a job, or conducting regular inspections to ensure that the statements are being followed. If you find that someone is not following the statements, take appropriate action to correct the behaviour and prevent it from happening again.
In conclusion, the enforcement of safe work method statements is critical for the success of any business. It keeps employees safe and protects the business from legal troubles. Don’t overlook the importance of these statements; take the time to educate your team, make them easily accessible, and hold everyone accountable for following them. Thank you for your time and attention.