Explain The Purpose Of Following Health, Safety And Security Procedures In A Business Environment.?

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Posted: June 14, 2013

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There are three basic reasons that a company sets up health, safety and security procedures. (1) They are required to by government edict; (2) The company is required to by their insurer; (3) The company really cares about keeping its people safe. This means the level of how the company takes the following of these rules seriously can vary.
A simple reason for following health and safety procedures is that it often costs the company less money to be safe. If your procedures reduce absenteeism or accidents, you have reduced out of work time, so potentially lower workers' compensation insurance premiums (or payouts if you're self insured), you have lower training costs because you don't have to keep hiring replacement people either temporarily or permanently, and if your employees think the company actually cares about them you often get better motivation in the work they do for you.
In the Santa Fe Railroad video I note below, the guy points out a key factor, if you consistently damage shipments or delay them so stuff gets there late - and especially today, a lot of companies are even more dependent on "just in time delivery" so that even an hour late on a delivery means they run out of parts and have to shut down - who's going to trust that shipper? There are plenty of other companies that are willing to take your goods and get them properly to the destination on time and undamaged.
Security procedures also save the company money. The biggest problem in retail is not shoplifting, the customers are pikers at stealing vs. the real thieves, when your employees pilfer merchandise, because a crooked supervisor and crooked employee can steal a fortune because they can gin up explanations for shortages. A missing case of bottled beer? Claim: Knocked over by a customer. Real answer: Stolen by employees and kept for a party or sold at a discount. Costs company $20 for a case retailing at $40. Employees take it out the back and sell it for 1/2 price and pocket the money. But make sure you can document what's happening and you know when theft is occurring and when it's real damage or actual loss.

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