By Oscar Longworth at April 30 2019 15:59:17
In the absence of such a resource, a template can be as equally helpful for construction companies to come up with their own plan. Businesses involved in construction require a safety plan more than any other line of business. Obviously, construction firms have a wide scope of operations, involving heavy equipment and machinery that may place workers at high risk of accidents or mishaps. It not only serves to protect the welfare of employees and workers in a construction firm. It also assures clients and customers that the finished building is of excellent quality and structural integrity. Moreover, a plan for safety helps keep timetables on track, and actually works to further serve the interest of clients by ensuring that the project is completed on time or as promised.
A company's health and safety plan template workplace should focus on how to create an environment in the workplace with the least possibility of danger, accident or catching an illness. The key is risk management and zero compromise with regard to health and safety hazard. The template for such plan must be limited to how the workplace would operate. It must include the floor plan of the place, the areas where risk is high and the plan to minimize such risk and the action to take in case of an adverse incident and contingency plans in the event that this action fails. Just like other plans, the template should include a section for the names of the persons in charge, the people who carries the responsibility and liability for negligence or recklessness, and the people sought to be protected by such plan.
All that a business owner needs to do is discuss these initial recommendations outlined in the template, and to determine which among them are relevant to his current business or project. The inputs and participation of the entire organization is important in order to make the plan relevant and effective. Representatives from various sectors of the company should be involved. All these can be achieved with the help of a template.
Remember that accidents may kill a business. And for humanitarian and practical reasons, businesses are encouraged and even charged by law to create and maintain a work environment that is safe and healthy. These two should be protected for humanitarian reasons because an employer has the moral obligation to keep his workers safe and healthy, and for practical reason because hospitalization and litigation are costly, not to mention its being bad for the business.