Everyone has a right to live in safety and a healthy environment. Often workplaces that involve risks need to look into health & safety concerns. There are certain companies that provide services for recovery from earthquakes, accidental and hazardous situations, cases of emergency and notifying the department of labour. Such companies deal with every possible aspect of health and safety in New Zealand. The scope of such companies also includes training and reviews of safety laws in the premises.
Responsibilities of companies
The spotlight on health & safety has always been there as laws keep changing, risks and dangers keep changing, especially in the workplace and also residential neighborhoods. In some workplaces, especially oil refineries, employees are simply required to accept the risks and dangers on a daily basis. While such companies cannot change the nature of work, they can definitely implement the highest standards of safety features to regulate the functions. As we seek to enhance the safety factor and well-being of all personnel involved, ‘risk taking’ will become routine and without mishaps. With different safety procedures, one can hope to mitigate damages that may harm the workers. No company can stop someone from being injured, damaged permanently or even dying. However, the stress on proper training, awareness, and plant specific policies can make a large difference through a primer. The protocol involved in case of emergency is also outlined. A service provider that works on these lines to ensure that their client and workforce are in a more secure environment is a good partner.
Need for a safe work culture
A few underlying points that will enable the service provider to guide their clients include:
· A proactive vision and a long-term commitment to standard operating procedures of safety within the refinery.
· Integrate the community to learning, training and operating experience to reinforce safety guidelines.
· Develop a value of safety culture with ethics and mutual trust between management and workers.
A mandatory protocol that will also appraise the workforce to know the dangers involved will make them responsible enough to follow the regulations. A few case studies can also be instrumental in re-engineering the commitment to safety measures for the workforce in the event of death or severe accident. There is a need for responsibility and learning from others experience. Also, one needs to re-establish principles of safety.
Safety is as simple as ABC…Always Be Careful!
Health & safety training emphasizes on various packages a company can offer. It can be done in an informal session or preparing the workers to learn the safety principles. A group participation becomes important to make everyone understand how learning will prove to be beneficial. In case an accident has taken place, an investigation needs to be conducted to ascertain why it has occurred. Can such an event be avoided in the future? With the help of a department of law, it is possible to get a qualified person to do independent investigations. It offers a balanced solution and also remains sensitive to the account of the event that has occurred.