Selecting the right safety consultants for your business is an important choice for businesses. We are often asked many questions surrounding the who, what, why, where and when do I need a safety consultant. Here are some FAQs that may help you to engage a safety consultant.
It’s important that you chose a consultant who can understand your business needs and apply technical based safety approaches to your business situation. Safety is a broad professional area and there are many sub-disciplines within the safety profession. For this reason, it’s important to identify a consultant who preferably understands your industry and can apply the right safety solution and practice to your problem. There’s little value for you engaging and ergonomist to solve your vehicle interaction issues or your flammable atmospheres. Finding the right help can be challenging so we’d recommend that you have a good chat with a consultant to understand their strengths and how they can add value to your business.
Some companies engage a safety consultant following a major incident or injury to help steer them through the path to good safety practice. Others organisations are more proactive and have identified that there are problems that are a little outside their skill set. That’s where a skilled safety professional can help. It may simply be understanding the issue and charting a course to the future or it could be a complete implementation of complex safety systems and practices.
The first step is identifying a scope of work that you’d like your consultant to help you with. Sometimes you may need the safety consultant to even help you with this. Once you are both clear about the scope the consultant will provide you with a quote for the services. This could be on an hourly basis or a complete job cost. Ensuring that both of you understand the outcomes to be achieved is ultimately the goal. This will help your project to run smoothly and your costs to be controlled.
A good safety consultant should add value to your business or organisation. A professional has years of experience in managing work health and safety issues across businesses and should be able to quickly understand the problems to be addressed and map a course for creating a solution. You could spend countless hours on researching information, obtaining forms etc yourself, but a good safety professional will get straight to the key issues and come with years of experience in providing solutions to sometimes complex safety-related problems.
We’d like to think that you would choose us. Why? because we have a significant breadth of experience across a range of industries and are focused on getting straight to the point of the problem and quickly identifying a way forward for your business. We know what works and what doesn’t and that ultimately save you time and money. Our costs are highly competitive and we are outcomes focussed.
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