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If you run a business of your own and you have an office with your own staff, you have a responsibility to see that your staff are safe. While the key goal of most company owners and business people is to earn the most amount of money, it is also important to invest money in having proper safety standards at your office and making sure that every single member of staff is given the necessary facilities to be safe while they work. Although you may think you already have given your staff a safe environment to work in, the truth is that, the subject is a lot broader than you might think. Safety is not limited to giving them working tools to do their work but it also includes things like fixing a crack in a staircase or adding a proper railing near a flight of stairs. The danger and injury that you are responsible for is not limited to the actual work that the staff do. Many businesses think that if their staff is not doing hard labour, if they are not climbing ladders, fixing things and using building tools, they will be safe however, if one of your staff were to trip on a broken tile on a staircase, fall down the stairs and break their spine, you will still be liable to pay for all damages, pay for medical bills, provide paid leave and also pay compensation to the member of staff.
Having your work place professionally checked
As you are a busy person, you may not always notice little things like a crack in the floor, a missing nail in a chair or a leaky tap. You will have your own work to sort out and these things often go unnoticed until they cause trouble. As such, it would be a good idea for you to bring in WHS consultants Brisbane to come in and do a thorough check of your office to make sure that it is up to standard.
You can contract compliance consulting firms to come in and examine your office every few months on pre fixed dates to check if you are in compliance with the health and safety standards in your country.Another thing you may not even realize is that things like cheap furniture for your staff, although not visibly dangerous can also cause severe spine problems and backaches because your staff have to sit in these chairs for eight hours of the day. If a member of staff develops a spine problem due to the chair they have, you will still be liable.