At Canberra Labour Hire, we prioritise workplace safety to ensure that every candidate attends work and returns home safely each and every day.
Ensuring a safe work environment for all candidates is our top priority. We conduct safety inspections for any new employer who requests labour support to meet our quality standards. As an organisation, we prioritise safety and strongly suggest that small to medium-sized businesses do the same. Ignoring safety precautions can result in accidents and injuries, potentially leading to loss of life, financial difficulties, and long-term consequences for employees and their loved ones.
Why would an organisation want to maintain a high ethical and safe workplace standard?
Firstly, workplace injuries negatively impact employees and harm the organisation’s reputation, productivity, and profitability. Moreover, such companies often attract and retain top talent because employees feel valued and safe in their work environment.
When a workplace accident occurs, it affects not only the injured worker but also their families. The financial and emotional impact can be devastating for the family members who depend on the injured worker’s income and support.
Workplace injuries can sometimes result in permanent disability or even death, leaving families with long-term financial and emotional burdens.
Organisations prioritising ethical and safe workplace standards show they understand the importance of protecting their employees and their families.
By implementing safety protocols and providing appropriate training and equipment, these organisations can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace. This, in turn, reduces the likelihood of negative impacts on employees’ families.
Prioritising ethical and safe workplace standards also builds trust between employees and employers. Workers feel their employers have their best interests and are likelier to trust them. As you know, trust is a crucial element of any successful work relationship, and it plays a vital role in ensuring that employees are happy and motivated in their work.
Employees who feel respected and valued by their employers are likelier to stay loyal to the organisation.
They are less likely to leave for other job opportunities because they think their employer cares about them and has their best interests at heart.
This, in turn, leads to a more stable and committed workforce, which is crucial for the success of any organisation.
In any industry, the timely delivery of projects is essential for an organisation’s success. Delays can lead to increased costs, missed deadlines, and, in some cases, the loss of a client. Workplace safety is crucial to project success, as it directly affects productivity and efficiency. When workers feel safe and secure in their work environment, they are more likely to focus on their tasks and deliver quality work on time. On the other hand, if workers feel unsafe or are at risk of injury, they may be more prone to accidents, which can delay project delivery. Moreover, injured workers may need time off, further impacting project timelines.
In addition to delaying project delivery, workplace accidents can lead to increased costs. The costs associated with workplace accidents include medical expenses, compensation claims, and repairs to damaged equipment or facilities. These costs can add up quickly and impact a company’s bottom line.
Litigation resulting from workplace injuries can be a costly and time-consuming affair. Organisations that fail to adhere to ethical and safe workplace standards are at risk of facing legal action from injured employees.
This can lead to hefty fines, legal fees, and compensation claims that severely dent the organisation’s finances.
Therefore, to avoid such legal entanglements, the Government and other civil operators must prioritise ethical and safe workplace standards.
Zero harm, zero fatalities and zero injuries should be the goal of any organisation, and we hope this article prioritises your ethical and safe workplace standard.