It is widely known that the construction industry is considered among the most profitable market nowadays due to increase in urban development. And since the competition is tough, construction companies tend to neglect health and safety policies and focus more on alluring investors. However, they are forgetting that without their employees, their operations won’t proceed and by not having an Occupational Health and Safety manual or otherwise called as OHS management system in the work site, employees are at risk. This can then result to bigger problems.
There will always be corporations who will think that OHS management system is unnecessary since they only have few accidents involving personnel and the fact that they already provide health insurance policies. As a way to convince these business owners in implementing an OHS manual at work, construction industry professionals gave these benefits:
Lower chances of having lawsuits: OHS-compliant protocols designed for every building project are legal requirements that all agencies should have. Operating without this would mean that your project is illegal and you will be facing complaints from investors that can lead to the closure of your business. Employees who have been injured due to poor safety policies can also ask for compensation. Unfortunately, everyone of this will result to high liabilities, bad reputation, and also decreased number of clients, compromising the growth and revenue of your business.
Increased level of performance and productivity of personnel: If employees can have a better understanding of how to properly and safely operate equipments at work, confusion will be avoided. An OHS management system will come in handy at this time since it provides clear manuals that employees just need to abide to, making you save a lot of time and effort. Workers, at the same time, will no longer worry regarding their safety, resulting to higher employee performance and productivity since they can already focus on their respective work.
Attain higher profits: Having an OHS management system will give you more contracts and clients since you have proven your credibility of delivering high quality projects. At the same time, you don’t have to worry about incurring additional liabilities from lawsuits or employee compensation since you know that you are adhering to the safety policies included in your management manual. All of these will surely give you higher profit.