Regularly check all equipment and tools to ensure that they are well maintained and safe to use.
Safety shouldn’t be an after-thought; it’s just as important to a successful business as customer service, inventory control, and financial planning.
A commitment to health and safety makes good business sense because it’s the one way to protect your greatest resource — your people.
Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), often referred to as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) involves the assessment and mitigation of risks that may impact the health, safety or welfare of those in your workplace.
This may include the health and safety of your customers, employees, visitors, contractors, volunteers and suppliers.
As a small business owner and employer you have a responsibility to your employees toward improving health and safety.
The scope of your health and safety program depends on the size of your business and the hazards at your particular workplace.
It can: As a business owner you have legal responsibilities to implement health and safety practices in your workplace as soon as you start your business.
You need to ensure that your business doesn't create health and safety problems for your employees, contractors, volunteers, visitors, customers or the public.
This information can help you identify trends in unsafe conditions or work procedures.
You can find a Health and Safety Log Book on the Work Safe BC website which includes easy-to-use checklists and blank forms.