10 Must-have Health and Safety Considerations for an Office

If you’ve just started your business, you’ll need to take on responsibility for health and safety in the workplace. You’ll be amazed to learn that there could actually be hundreds of hidden risks in a perfectly ordinary-looking office space, and it’s your job to reduce or eliminate these dangers. To help you to start thinking about your health and safety responsibilities, here are just a handful of the safety considerations for an average office: 1. The dangers of clutter Clutter and disorganisation can cause lots of problems in an office.…

4 Features that Can Make Your Workplace the Place to Be

When company owners think about improving their workplaces, they immediately consider hiring an interior designer or upgrading their office equipment. However, these cosmetic changes barely scratch the surface of what you can do to create an attractive and inviting workplace. From organizing work areas with trays and shelves to ensuring a safe procedure for administering any policies like workplace drug testing kits, here are four things that can make your workplace THE place to be: Clean and Organized It’s often the simple things that get forgotten when it comes to improving workplaces.…

4 Ways to Make Your New Office Safer

Safety isn’t always at the forefront of an entrepreneur’s mind. It should be. While most people associate office safety with outdoor work, there’s a lot that could go wrong in an office environment as well. As a business owner, you are responsible for the safety and well-being of your employees. While office accidents are rare, it’s worth taking the effort to make your workplace safer. Here are four ways to make your new office safer: photo credit: LancerE / Flickr Regular Training In an office, safety boils down to staff behaviour.…

6 Steps to a Safer Workplace

Thousands of workplace accidents occur every day around the world. Sadly, many of these accidents could be avoided if proper safety procedures had been in place. Having proper safety procedures in place help keep your insurance and worker’s compensation costs down, and many risk management companies require certain safety procedures. Let’s look at the six steps to a safer workplace. 1. Post and Enforce Safety Rules Every company needs to have defined safety rules that follow the industry and type of work that will be performed.…