Don’t overlook outsourcing your health & safety management

At Dava Dawn we understand that not all organisations want the overhead cost of directly employing a health and safety team; choosing to outsource your health and safety management is an important decision and there are many reasons why a company would do this

We offer very flexible outsourcing solutions to ensure that your business has all the support needed, at a fraction of the cost of directly employed resource

Considerations for outsourcing health and safety

Growing and running a business can be a gruelling task and finding the right balance of hiring and outsourcing is essential to allow your business to develop and thrive.  There are some key questions you should ask yourself about your business to determine if outsourcing health and safety would be right for you:

  • Do you employ a competent person who enables you to meet current health and safety requirements?
  • Do you have a written health and safety policy statement setting out your company’s approach to ensuring the safety of your employees and others who may be affected by your business activities?
  • Does your company have arrangements in place to control health and safety, these should include for example arrangements to report accidents and incidents?
  • Has your company assessed the capabilities and training needs of employees and delivered suitable solutions?

If you answered no to any of the above, this indicates that you may not be fully compliant, and outsourcing could be the next logical and hugely beneficial step

Benefits of outsourcing

A service that can grow with your business

The most important benefit of outsourcing your health and safety management is the time that you can use in other areas of your business

Subscription or ‘pay as you go’ options against a pre-agreed plan

Health and safety outsourcing will prove to be a cost effective solution for businesses who need health and safety management to support their development and may be considering employing someone who is an expert in health and safety legislation

Increased efficiency and compliance management

With legislation changing regularly, it may be hard for businesses to keep up;  having a competent consultant will provide your business with legal updates and guidance on the potential impacts to your business

Reduced risk

Outsourcing allows you to not only manage the risk to your employees but reduce the risk of penalties that come with non-compliance. Fines for non-compliance are large and bring damage to your reputation and business – can you afford the risk of this?

Better business management and reputation

Emphasising having a safe workplace shows your business has value, worth and integrity, three factors that will set you apart from other businesses in the marketplace.

More proactive

As a business owner, you may be too close to the processes to see wider-reaching issues; an independent consultant is impartial to your issues and allows you to see the bigger picture and not just react to issues as they arise

Frees up internal resources

Rather than bolting health and safety management on to someone’s already busy role, you can have complete peace of mind by outsourcing your health & safety needs.  We can also provide assistance with recruiting and developing your in-house team when the time is right

Contact sharon@davadawn.com to discuss your requirements and to see if we can be the ideal outsource partner for your business

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