Friday, October 13, 2006

Why health and safety?

It is important to consider at the start of this topic why health and safety should be an important part of any business. Well there are a number of reasons, and the fall into the following categories:

* Moral - people have a right to leave work safe and sound;
* Business - good safety can improve productivity and efficiency directly or by motivating the workforce
* Financial - accidents and ill health cost a lot of money.

There is also a very strong legal perspective, but this is because of the consequences of poor health and safety rather than a driving force in its own right.

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