The Importance of an Occupational Health and Safety Advisor

medical adviserThe services of an occupational health and safety advisor is essential to any business. No matter how safe and compliant you think your company is, the advice and opinion of an expert is still important. Here are the reasons why you should ask for a regular consultation with a safety advisor.

Creation of health and safety policies

The advice of an expert is essential when it comes to the creation of health and safety policies. These policies may be standardised in some institutions and the possibility of companies just copying other policies is pretty high.

Remember that each company is unique and has different needs because their industries have varying practices. For instance, Strategic Safety Australia says hygiene management for one company will depend on biological factors and exposure to harmful substances, among others, but this may not be the same for another business.

There are some aspects you may forget to include in the policy. Some hazards may not be easy to understand for regular employees. It takes someone with enough knowhow and trainings to cover everything.

Internal inspection for compliance with international standards

Australia’s vision for occupational health policies is towards occupational health and safety harmonisation. It’s important your company practices and policies are well integrated. Review the policies to make sure all aspects comply with the law.

Upgrading systems and internal procedure in addressing issues

Australia has standardised compensation schemes for persons who are differently-abled or persons who have work related injuries. The machinery for each city and company is also different. Companies must be vigilant in upgrading such systems for efficiency and to keep up with the times. Through their exposure to the field, advisors will propose changes for your company’s safety.

Ultimately: a different angle

It takes a trained eye to look at the big picture as well as to zoom in on the finer details. Address the unique health and occupational needs of your employees instead of just copying standard rules.