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on 03 March 2009


 Safety Consultants

On a daily basis almost all businesses are faced with hazards and the associated risks in their jobs. This is not the risk of staff loosing their job. But the risks associated with health and safety towards employees. Even office admin staff are faced with such risks. Positions which require sitting down for prolonged periods of time can have adverse health affects and serious consequences.

Often times this could mean that staff would experience back pain, strained eyes, or even a stiff neck. For the more sensitive parts of the body, poor health and safety could lead to very unpleasant anal haemorrhoids.

Then there is the layout of the workplace (ergonomics) and the eye, back and posture issues in using computers. Not every company can foresee these details. Eventually employers would notice this only when their staff got sick already.

Often times when this happens regular, there would be a high rate of absenteeism. And for any company, this is truly has no benefit at all.

Before a company could ever experience the outcome of absenteeism of staff due to illness or sickness, it is vitally important that they investigate and recognise the causes of such illness beforehand.

Surely, since staff spend a considerable amount of time at their place of work, it must be that the set-up or the company environment has a contributory factor toward their employees health.

Again, it is then very important that companies seek experienced health and safety consultants to assess the workplace environment including any contributory factors that can potentially be detrimental to the employees’ health and well being.

Do not forget that it is hard to regret. What is vitally important is prevention of the illness that is likely to result before the illness of employees ever strikes.

Remember, prevention means understanding and knowing exactly what would affect the health and well being of staff in any working environment.

With experienced health and safety consultants  like Veritas Consulting available covering Birmingham the West Midlands and the UK, companies are able to create a safe and healthly workplace environment for their much valued employees.


About the author

David Cant is a Director at Veritas Consulting. The SME’s favourite go-to consultant for health and safety know-how. Bucket loads of experience. Fluent in practical advice. Solutionist with a brain you can pick. You can find him across social media on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.