If constant stress has you feeling helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted, you may be suffering from a burnout.
Today, many employers are well aware of issues such as the high cost of employees leaving their company. Many would say that it is self-evident that happier employees are better for the company. But how much better?
There may be a few things to consider for both the employee and the employer. A person with a disability may need certain arrangements, such as working conditions and a few extra tools or technologies to compensate for his or her disability.
Most employers’ and senior managers’ time is taken up with deciding on the best way forward for their businesses during the coming period. They generally do this either formally or informally, with reference to an overall strategy or plan. What successful businesses do not do however, is to respond only to external influences.
We are at a fairly advanced stage with our health and safety management system. We have a policy to provide a management framework and a set of objectives that we have set ourselves. We have an organisation with staff aware of their roles and responsibilities, and competent to deliver what is required of them.
When is an audit really an inspection? Do we really understand these terms? Both audits and inspections are proactive methods of monitoring health and safety performance.
You’ve developed a policy setting out our aims in health and safety, and organised staff so that these aims and objectives can be delivered. The next step is to plan exactly what has to be done and begin to put our plans into practice.
Well thought-out policies provide the foundation upon which to build a business. Any organisation that sets out without clear ideas about what its central objectives are and how it intends to conduct its affairs is destined to fail.
When one talks about health and safety at the workplace, one’s mind is usually and almost instantly set on things related to wearing helmets, protection glasses, safety shoes and other safety gear. However, there are things which are just as important and which effect one’s behaviour and attitude at the workplace just as much as having to deal with dangerous health risks at work.
This is the final element in our health and safety management system, and it takes us to the point where we can begin a new cycle of improvement for the coming period. But before we do this we must make an assessment of our performance thus far so that we can identify our strengths and weaknesses, learn from them, and set targets for the future.