6 Effective Approaches to Enhancing Health and Safety Compliance on the Workplace

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I did an opinion survey on LinkedIn among Health and Safety professionals to bring out the different opinions on the ways to enhance Health and Safety compliance.

As of the date of putting up this article, I have gathered some very interesting points that will be beneficial to all health and safety professionals and management staff.

Anyone at any level of duty who needs concrete measures to drive Health and Safety compliance on-site will find these recommendations very exciting.

Here are some of the recommendations:

Approaches To Enhancing Health And Safety Compliance in the Workplace:

1. Ensure Management Commitment:

Health and Safety professional believes that without a good management commitment, compliance is impossible. Management needs to be committed to Health and safety in order to drive compliance. Some of the ways management can be committed are; by supporting the setting up of a good health and safety structure and also leading by example. When management leads by example, workers will follow suit.

2. Encourage Good Communication:

Good communication must be enhanced. It is believed that one of the causes of non-compliance is ignorance of the rule. When workers are ignorant of what is expected of them, they will be acting on impulse; doing what they feel is right. Communication has to be concise and timely for easy assimilation.

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3. Create Appreciation Packages:

Workers’ incentives are also considered a good approach for driving compliance. When workers are being appreciated for what they did right, they will be encouraged to do better. Other workers will also get challenged by their colleagues to do better in order to gain appreciation.

4. Identify Training Needs:

Some organizations overlook personnel training in its entirety. Training is a bedrock for continuous progress and development. Training educates the mind and also enlightens the personality. Someone cannot do what he does not know; so firstly, educate him so that he can act on your plan.

5. Create Platform for Workers consultation:

On issues of Health and Safety that directly affect the workers, workers have to be consulted when major decisions are to be taken. This can be done through the worker’s representatives. Since workers are directly exposed to the hazards on site, they will make meaningful contributions to the development of good Health and Safety guidelines. Also, they will take the Health and safety guidelines as their own since they have been directly involved in the process of its creation.

6. PPE should be Provided:

Regarding the use of PPE on site, there have been complaints about PPE being uncomfortable and non-fashionable. It is believed that these two issues are the most common reasons why most workers do not like using PPE. PPE should be made in a pattern that fosters convenience of use and is also fashionable. Workers should feel happy and comfortable wearing their PPEs from home to work without complaints. The PPE manufacturers should look into this.

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You can still contribute to this by dropping your recommendations in the comment box.

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