You can cut your health and safety expenses, but never cut down on quality!

Ashley Churchyard, Fsp Business, 14 Aug. 2014

Tags: health and safety, health and safety programme, health and safety expenses, how to save on health and safety expenses

If your company health and safety measures cost you way too much each month, it’s time to find ways to cut down those expenses. But this doesn’t mean you can cut down on the quality of your health and safety efforts.

You need to find a balance between good quality and cost effective safety. Because if you try cut costs by cutting corners, it’ll just cost you more in the long run.

Here’s how to shave down health and safety expensive without sacrificing on quality...


Warning: Cutting corners with your health and safety will cost you more in the long run

You may feel tempted to cut costs by getting cheaper safety equipment. For example, you could get cheap quality PPE but this could actually cost you more in the long run.
The reason is cheaper quality PPE will break easily and this will cost you money. Rather invest in good quality safety equipment and then ensure your employees take care of it.
No matter what kind of equipment your employees work with, this practise can help maintain its lifespan.
So if you can’t buy cheap PPE to cut costs, what can you do?
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Cut costs just by taking care of safety equipment

Safety equipment, like PPE, often has the habit of leaving with your employees. The best way to prevent this from happening is to give your employees a storage area at work.
Also get your employees to clean all their safety equipment. This will help prolong its lifespan and save you money!
Lastly, ask your employees to report problems with equipment and machinery so you can fix them immediately. Otherwise those problems will get bigger and bigger until they cost a fortune to fix.
If you do this, you’ll save on your health and safety expenses without ever having to sacrifice on quality.

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