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You too can profit from Safety - if you want to. You may be a Small, Medium-sized or a Big-time operator, it doesn't make any difference. You've to want it for it to become reality, to bring it to fruition. Profiting from Safety comes to those who consciously set out for it. First, you must have a Safety Plan for the Business. Second, communicate the Plan. Third, work the Plan. Fourth, review, improve and continue to work the Plan.

1. Have a Safety Plan

First, put a safety management plan in place for your business. This plan should include a safety policy, organization, roles and responsibilities, standards, procedures, etc. The policy should state the safety intent of the company, management leadership, supervisory support, employee involvement and buy-in. An all inclusive policy is easier accepted. Next, set a up a simple organization so that roles and responsibilities are clear, set goals and key performance indicators, develop procedures, etc. Move to the next stage.

2. Communicate the Plan

To ensure everyone will be on the same page when the Plan is put to action, it must be exhaustively communicated up and down the line. That way, grey areas are spotted and ironed out at the onset for the common good of all. At this stage, budgetary considerations, competence levels, training, equipment and other issues will come into focus.

3. Work the Plan

Now proceed to work the plan in accordance with laid out practices, procedures, compliance standards, etc. Make note of areas requiring improvements, provide adequate feedback for necessary corrections.

4. Review, Improve and Continue

At this stage, indications of what's working, what's not, what needs to be improved, changed, altered or added should be easy to detect or see. Continue to rework for continuous improvement until a culture of the safe way to run your operations becomes second nature to all in the outfit,

Last line
Follow this simple plan and You too can Profit From Safety. There's nothing more to it.


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