How To Establish And Maintain A Safe And Secure Workplace

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Health, safety, and security

Ensuring all people’s health, safety, and security in a hospitality and tourism organization is the most critical concern of all managers. While a business must make a profit, it is only money at the end of the day. There is no faster way to lose someone’s confidence and patronage than by placing people at harm.

A sad yet alarming fact is that 76% of workplace accidents and injuries are inevitable.

By having sound health, security, and safety practices in place, the pain, frustration, and costs associated with injuries can be reduced to all people’s benefit.

People‘ does not just relate to paying customers of our organization. It also includes:

  1. Owners and managers
  2. Staff
  3. Suppliers
  4. External community.
  5. Establishing management commitment
  6. Consultation with external experts
  7. Identifying rights, obligations, and responsibilities
  8. Implementing policies and procedures
  9. Ensuring suitable safety and security resources
  10. Training staff
  11. Identifying all potential risks and hazards
  12. Assessing risks and hazards
  13. They are controlling risk and hazards.

Concept of ensuring health and safety

The law imposes general OHS duties on workers, the self-employed, employees, manufacturers, designers, suppliers, and others. These general OHS responsibilities require a person, in most instances, to ensure health and safety as far as is logically practicable. This requires the person:

To eliminate risks to health and protection so far as is reasonably practicable if it is not reasonably practicable to remove dangers to health and safety, to reduce those threats so far as is reasonably possible.

Employer rights obligations and responsibilities

OHS legislation outlines responsibilities that must be adhered to by all parties. Employer responsibilities may include

Providing safety training and clear safety rules

Encouraging a Health and Safety Committee – the committee aims to identify and secure your work environment areas in the workplace where changes should be made to create a safer working environment. This may include upgrading equipment, equipment training, and safety matters.

They are maintaining an injury register – so that accidents are logged for insurance and monitoring purposes Adhering to all workplace rules.

offering information and written instructions in all appropriate terms

Providing all necessary safety materials to perform the required work may include gloves, ear protectors, masks, goggles, protective clothing, and footwear.

Engaging a safe workplace for their employees and monitoring health and safety issues.

Equipment and machinery must be maintained and must conform to safety standards.

Providing well-lit and ventilated places to work

First aid action must be provided to all employees when and where necessary. This covers employees and securing your work environment when they are coming to and from work, provided the accident is not self-inflicted or of a malicious or willful nature.

Duties of employers to employees and workers

The Act needs all employers to provide and maintain a safe and safe working environment without health risks.

Employers owe the same responsibility to independent contractors and their employees working in the industry, but only for matters over which the worker has, or should have, control.

The Act sets out specific responsibilities that we must comply with as part of their general duty. These include workers.

Providing and keeping plant and systems of work that are safe and do not pose health risks

Making grouping to ensure the absence of threat to health and safety connected with the use, managing, storage, and transport of plants or substances.

They are maintaining workplaces under their management and control in a safe and without health risks

They provide adequate facilities for employees’ welfare at workplaces under their management and control (e.g., washrooms, lockers, and dining areas).