Workplace healthThis information is for small business owners only.
As a small business owner, you must make sure your workplace meets all relevant health and safety guidelines.
This is particularly important for your staff because managing health and safety effectively can reduce absenteeism and the potential for accidents, improve morale and staff relationships, reduce staff costs and boost your public image and reputation.
The main causes of workplace absence due to ill health are stress, injuries caused by manual handling, noise and vibrations, respiratory disorders and skin conditions.
Workplace health programmesSetting up an effective workplace health programme can have a major impact on the success of your business.
The programme should tackle the underlying causes of ill health and involve everyone in your workplace, rather than just those at risk of specific conditions or illnesses.
It should cover three main areas:
- preventing ill health
- clinical intervention
- promoting workplace health.
Our safety and environmental advisors can help you put together a specific programme for your business. Call us on 028 9031 9605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.