Doing Your Part In Keeping Your People Safe

In this post, we will have a look at Are You Doing Your Part In Keeping Your People Safe.

Running a business means that you have to take care of the people who work for you. If you are not doing this, then you are abandoning a basic duty you have to those individuals. As it happens, there are a lot of things that you need to make sure you are thinking about if you want to look after your employees as well as you possibly can. In this post, we’ll look at how you can do your part to keep your people safe at work, including the main responsibilities that you have as an employer in this area.


One of the most central elements to this is the training. Your people need to be properly and fully trained for the work they do, and they need to have specific training in safety and related topics as well. Depending on the industry you work in, you may also have to provide them with even more specific training to ensure their safety. So it all depends on what is going on in your business. But make sure you are giving them the necessary tools to do their job as well as possible. If you can do that, it will really make a difference.


There is also a medical side to things that you need to be aware of. First of all, in many jobs you will find it is necessary to carry out a medical test on your employees, to ensure that they are fit and healthy enough to do the work involved. This will vary depending on the industry; a rail industry worker medical will be quite different to an office job medical. But you should make sure that you are checking how fit they are if they are going to be doing anything physical whatsoever.

Health & Safety

Of course, you are probably also aware that there are many health and safety laws which you need to be following, so it’s vital that you are doing so if you want to keep your people as safe as you can. There are all sorts of concerns you’ll have to be aware of here, and it’s essential that you are doing your basic duty in allowing for the many health and safety needs of all of your people. That is a major part of keeping everyone as safe as possible in the workplace day after day.

Risk Assessments

And part of that which you’ll find takes up a fair bit of your time as a manager is risk assessments. These need to be carried out for every major task in the business that your people need to carry out. You might also need to carry out dynamic risk assessments, responding in the moment to near misses and accidents and the like. As long as you do these, your people are safer, but you are also covering yourself should anything go wrong.

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Haider Khalid

IP MPLS & Enterprise Core Network Engineer, CCIE# 52939
Haider Khalid is an IP MPLS & Enterprise Core Network Engineer (CCIE# 52939) who has worked with several ISPs & Telecom operators in Pakistan, Middle East and the UK. He is always keen to learn new technologies and likes to share them with his peers and other people. In case of any questions or feedback, please feel free to drop a comment below or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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