I recently completed a project with DDS International, who are international health and safety consultants. Here is a focus on their business.
Why You Need A Health And Safety Consultancy Company
When you’re first starting a business, there’s a large number of things that you need. You need to get help with the bank loan in order to get the start up funds. You need to deal with the hiring, and try to figure out what sort of employees will be particularly useful. You need to put together a long term business plan, in order to ensure your business is as profitable as possible. It might make sense to hire a business consultant, in order to help you figure out how to do all of those things as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
As the business grows and profits, there are a number of other types of consultants it makes sense to hire. Hiring consultants help you judge what employees are carrying their weight, and which ones are particularly bothersome to the business. Business consultants help you make sure your business is as streamlined as possible, helping you to ensure you don’t have any redundant steps in the process. There are a number of consultants that people immediately think about hiring as soon as they start trying to get things done.
But one type of consultancy firm that people often overlook are the health and safety consultants. This is a huge problem, because hiring a health and safety consultant can actually help you avoid a huge number of problems that tend to crop up at the worst possible times.
What exactly do health and safety consultants do? Much like their name suggests, they help ensure your business is streamlined and efficient in terms of employee health and safety. That may seem like a simple thing, or a thing so specific that you almost don’t need a consultant for, but you might be surprised at how useful it is.
Many people think that in order to ensure their employees are safe, all they need to do is follow regulations. That is not the case! There are a number of situations that are technically within regulation, yet still might pose a safety hazard to your employees. And while your company is most likely off the hook for damages if you can prove you were within regulation, that doesn’t mean an accident can’t cause a number of problems.
At the most basic level, accidents on site can be the cause of work flow disruption. Even if the employee is obviously at fault, and even if the employee doesn’t attempt to fight anything via worker’s comp or through the courts, that doesn’t stop your company from losing potentially thousands of dollars in profit due to work flow disruption. Depending on the nature of the business and the accident, it could cause work disruption for an entire day, or even several! If you had hired a health and safety consultant, however, they could have identified the potential accident before hand, and helped you set up a system to ensure that the accident was as unlikely to happen as possible.
But a health and safety consultant does more than simply identify potential accidents. They also help ensure your business and work flow is set up in such a way as to help ensure the over all health of your employees. It’s been scientifically proven that healthy employees produce more work, as well as cause work disruption less often. This means that a health and safety consultant can help ensure that your employees are producing more.
If nothing else, healthy employees simply need fewer days off. Employees that need fewer days off simply don’t cause as many disruptions in work flow as the employees who can be there more often. Plus, employees that don’t get sick as often are less likely to spread disease throughout the business, thus causing even more employees to become sick, thus causing even more disruptions to work flow.
Being able to point out potential accidents before they happen, and being able to help ensure that your employees are going to be as healthy and fit as possible, is absolutely a thing that a consultancy company is good for. It involves so much more than simply following regulations.
Many people get the idea that even without a consultancy company, they can put together a plan to help ensure that they can keep their employees safe and healthy. And while that may be true, a health and safety consultancy company is going to have people well studied in medical information on their staff. That means they’re simply more qualified to point out things that you might miss. You never know what you might miss if you don’t have a second set of hands and eyes ensuring that your employees are as well taken care of as possible. So whether you’re starting up a business, or have been in business for a while, a health and safety consultancy company could be exactly what you need.