HSE: critical to your company’s success

A safe and healthy work environment is critical to the success of any business – and to ignore it is to risk everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve: your employees, your compliance, your profit margin and ultimately your company’s future.

Let’s look at the dangers of neglecting health and safety policies in more detail – these can include fines; lawsuits from employees, customers, or partners; lower productivity; and negatively impacting a company’s reputation, which ultimately negatively affects profits. While it may be tempting to cut costs when it comes to health and safety, doing so can have serious consequences.

Employees have a justified expectation that our jobs will be both physically safe and mentally healthy. Yet employees are the most at risk in any company that neglects their health and safety responsibilities. Fostering a positive health and safety culture, offering quality training , and conducting inspections to ensure hazards are being addressed and minimized are all ways in which companies can boost their health and safety compliance and reputation. And not only does this help to prevent serious injuries and equipment damage, it also boosts employee morale and productivity by reducing the amount of time employees spend dealing with workplace safety hazards, or worse injuries, or repairs to damaged equipment..

Training courses are designed to help employees recognize and deal with potential hazards. At Procyon we pride ourselves for being one of the leading health and safety consultants and training providers in the UAE and GCC, and we will make sure that your employees receive the best advice and  training tailored specifically to your individual needs and expectations.

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We all know prevention is better than cure: so is inspection. Regular inspections identify hazards before they can cause injuries or property damage. That means protecting your employees, your assets, and your bottom line.

And lastly, Procyon is a firm supporter of building a embedding a positive Health and Safety Culture into your business, as a sustainable and robust strategy to achieving health and safety excellence – which we want for all our clients.

A positive health and safety culture is “a collection of shared values, attitudes, beliefs, and practices that characterize an organization as focused on health and safety and committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for its employees.”

It encourages employees to be proactive, rather than reactive, and is focused on eliminating or reducing risks wherever possible. Creating, embedding, and maintaining a positive health and safety culture can help prevent accidents and reduce your company’s liabilities. In fact, companies that have a mature health and safety culture report fewer accidents and reduced operational costs increased morale and lower insurance premiums.

With so much to lose from poor workplace health and safety, and so much to gain by taking positive action, today’s a good day to start. Get in touch with the Procyon team to find out what you can be doing to protect your business.