Knowing which occupational health and safety practices to implement in your organisation is the key to successful safety management.
Every employer must, by law, provide a healthy and safe work environment for his employees. This starts with setting up a health and safety policy which can be used to map out OHS objectives.
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To learn the next step, watch this short video where Christian Basgen, Head Tutor on the University of Cape Town Occupational Health and Safety online short course, explains some of the safety management practices you can implement to improve your organisation for everyone.
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When it comes to safety practices, you first have to realise that every employer needs, by law, to provide a healthy and safe work environment to his employees. This starts with setting up a health and safety policy where it describes what his aim is and what he wants to achieve, in order to conduct this duty of producing and providing a health and safety work environment. The next thing would be to write a health and safety plan, in order to show what he is going to do to implement his policy. Then of course this plan needs to be trained to the employees so they know as well, what is expected from them and what the company actually wants to implement. As usual, after a training and implementation phase, one has to have the monitoring phase. This means that the employer needs to check up and monitor to ensure that his safety system and the practices he has put in place are effective and not just on paper.