Keeping on top of your Health and Safety in the workplace can be time consuming but this does not necessarily mean that you need to employ a person or a team on a full time basis to do so. Successful outsourcing of Health and Safety related services have become a necessity with many employers, leaving health and safety to experts, whilst freeing up time for other business activities.
With the right outsourced Health and Safety partner, who cares as much as you do about your business, you will have time to carry on running your business safely with the knowledge that you have access to competent advice when you need it.
Good business practice
Managing the health of employees within the workplace is not only good business practice that can help improve productivity and the bottom line but, in many cases, is also a legal requirement where health and safety issues are at stake.
Benefits of outsourcing
Outsourced services are thought to be more effective and objective when it comes to getting staff back to work than those run by their colleagues.
Outsourcing is an effective route that is often preferred by employers wanting to impose a tougher approach to sickness absence, which can amount to a significant and escalating business cost. In-house teams might be less objective with employees because they often know the people involved. They might not be as tough about getting them back to work as soon as possible, where outsourced services are more impartial.
Another advantage of outsourcing is the flexibility it offers employers as they are able to contract out services as and when they want. With the downsizing or expansion of an existing business, the outsourced service can be rescaled or renegotiated – with an in-house team there is much less flexibility to do so.
The expertise required within the Health and Safety context includes specific technical, legal, business administration and contractual aspects, also profound knowledge of processes and the industry itself.
This is why increasing numbers of companies are drawing on external expertise to develop tailored solutions. Applied, prepared and implemented correctly, outsourcing Health and Safety management activities can deliver new perspectives and synergies in everyday company operations.
Ultimately, the release of internal resources by outsourcing selected Health and Safety activities can be used to provide targeted support and expansion in the frequently neglected corporate areas of leadership and governance.