Many companies are already outsourcing their health and safety support. If it’s something you or your company are considering then you may be debating what the demonstrable benefits could be. Here are the main ones:
1. Cost reduction
Adding an internal resource increases your operating costs but often saves money over time. To fully comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 you need to hire a dedicated resource, train them, and so on. It’s far more cost effective to outsource.
2. Greater Flexibility
Should an issue arise, consultancy can deal with the problem quickly and professionally. Usually the consultant will update you before you knew you had an issue, and they’ll be constantly checking and updating themselves on legislation, guidance and best practice.
3. Increase Efficiencies
To operate safely and in line with legislation, there’s a lot to consider. A professional consultancy can review your business and create and / or modify documents as required, giving you time to focus on the more important issues – like running your business.
4. Risk Reduction
Who wants to do business with a dangerous company? By outsourcing you have greater clarity on the real health and safety issues. This will help you plan and reduce the risk of non-compliance. At the time of writing, the HSE charge £154 per hour for workplace visits and finding a breach.
5. Consultancy Sees the Bigger Picture
Often owners and Directors are too close to the business to see potential issues and risks. By being independent a consultancy can take a step back and look at the bigger picture, offer ideas, practical solutions and most importantly – be objective.
6. It Drives Better Business and Reputation
Investing in the company’s health and safety culture send a positive message and speaks volumes. It clearly demonstrates how you value your business reputation, your businesses integrity and how much you value a safer and healthier place to work.
7. It Frees up Internal Resource
Properly managing and delivering workplace health and safety takes time, people and resources. So why not have complete peace of mind by outsourcing your health and safety needs, rather than bolt it onto someones already busy role?
Our team will integrate with your business to become you leading risk management department. Our consultants work around the demands of your business and movements of personnel so to ensure minimum disruption to your working day.
So, if you are looking to outsource your health and safety support but aren’t sure if it’s right for your business, get in touch with Benchmark Safety Group
to find out what we can do for you.