Do you ever believe that there are times in or workplaces where safety practice is not sensible?
Some of us may be shocked at this, but it is true.
As a Health and Safety professional, we must understand that every contractor’s main aim is to make profit, so as Health and Safety professionals must learn to only place realistic and sensible safety demands.
Though Health and Safety is an invaluable part of any successful project management, it is not independent of the management goals.
Take for instance – A contractor awarded a contract to construct a bridge.
The contractor aims to make profit from the contract while delivering on the contract and also integrating Health and Safety into the system. The management of the contract covers both project management and safety management.
At what point can we say “Practicing safety is not sensible”?
Any point where the cost of safety control overshot the cost of probable eventuality; When this happens, practicing safety is not sensible.
To be a successful Health and safety professional, you need to always proffer reasonable, realistic, effective but cost-effective solutions on hazards and risk management.
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