Whatever form it comes in, health and safety training is often viewed as a necessary evil; a box you must tick to make sure you comply with regulations. However, there are many more benefits to a business other than ticking the right boxes to ensure compliance.
Improve Staff Satisfaction
As you invest time and resources in your workforce, you may see an increase in morale. By investing in your staff, you show them that you are committed to them and are willing to spend resources to ensure that they are safe and equipped for their role.
Staff who are poorly equipped and poorly trained for their job are more likely to have low levels of job satisfaction as they often feel uncomfortable completing particular tasks. Staff with high levels of job satisfaction and morale are more likely to perform better, work harder and stick around for longer.
Encourage Trust from Clients
Having accreditation, whether it be in working at height, construction safety or any other area means you can show your clients that you can be trusted. Not only do these courses show that your staff know their stuff, it also highlights the fact that you are willing to invest in them. This is something that is likely to be positively received by customers who will be able to see that if you value your staff, you are sure to value your customers.
Increase Employee Productivity
When staff know what they are doing, they are likely to be more efficient. Not only will they spend less time preparing for challenges, they are less likely to require supervision. This means that you have more employees available to be working on other things, therefore increasing efficiency and productivity.
Benefit from Safety
Of course, the benefits of health and safety training courses aren’t just about the way you are viewed by staff and clients. There are clearly some very practical benefits that make these training courses worthwhile.
By ensuring that your team are fully trained and equipped for the job they do, you may well see a drop in work-related injuries. This is something that can provide a number of benefits. For example, a drop in work-related injuries can minimise the number of absences, ultimately increasing productivity and efficiency.
Investing resources now can mean that you are less likely to be dealing with costly insurance or legal fees later down the line in the case of an employee being injured due to lack of training.
There are many ways in which you can benefit from investing in health and safety training, some which you may not have even considered. Whether your business needs IPAF training or Asbestos training, we are dedicated to ensuring that you benefit from our courses, as well as the individuals who take it. We also offer health and safety training online, to give more flexibility to your employees.
Please do get in touch with a member of our team if you would like to find out more about booking a course with us. You can call us on 01422 358184 or fill out our online contact form and we will be more than happy to help with any queries.