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February 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 176

Staying safe in the workplace is an important part of your job. Working in a way that helps you as well as other employees stay safe is a vital part of your role. You must always make sure that when working in an employment environment that you consider the safety of yourself and others at all times. Use equipment in the way it was intended and always follow instructions and manuals. Abide by any rules and procedures that your employer has in place for your safety and wellbeing. Not doing so may result in injury or ill health from you or a fellow colleague.

Every office or working environment is required by law to have safety procedures and rules in place to protect its employees. Each employee must follow these procedures and do so at all times when in the workplace. It is part of every ones job to make sure that the work place stays a safe environment, but every place of employment should appoint one of more of its employees to undertake the duty of checking that the health and safety procedures are being met. They should have knowledge of health, safety and the skills to carry out any necessary checks. This could be the business owner, someone who works for the company or even a person from outside the corporation who can come into your business and make sure health and safety guidelines are being met by the employees.

A risk assessment should be carried out in any kind of business environment. This requires one or more persons to go over what hazards could happen, the risk of a problem happening because of the hazard and how it could be prevented. Training should be given to employees on how to deal with hazards and how best to prevent them. They should also be told what to do in a situation when an incident happens involving a hazard.

There should be plenty of facilities provided for the employees so that they can stay safe and healthy while at work. Toilets, drinking water, somewhere to eat, a good supply of fresh air, suitable temperature conditions, lighting, first aid supplies, space and cleanliness should always be provided to workers. Of course health and safety needs differ depending on the place in which you work and the environment that you are required to work in.

As a business owner or a company manager you should always provide the best possible environment for your colleagues to work in.

Wayne Thompson is an experienced online marketer with many years in the web marketing industry. While this experience has made him an expert in most things web related, he also has interests in Technology, Business and Management. All websites referred to have been personally researched and are authentic. If you like this article follow him on Twitter

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