Prioritising Health & Safety in Plumbing with ISO 45001
Plumbing and Health & Safety Risks
In 2019, Health and Safety (HSE) revealed a shocking 1.4m workers suffered from an illness or injury that was caused within or by their place of work. Data indicates that within the plumbing industry, 2,930 workers (per 100,000 people) experienced problems with respiratory illnesses and skin disease.
It’s no secret that there are potential health risks for those working in plumbing, but how can you demonstrate to your customers and employees that you put their health and safety first?
Using the correct equipment and taking other preventative measures where possible are all good practices, but if you’re serious about Health and Safety, ISO 45001 is a worthy investment. Stick around to learn why.
ISO 45001: Occupational Health & Safety
ISO 45001 which is the standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management exists to reduce the likelihood of accidents and breaches of legislation, as well as improve your company’s overall health and safety performance.
Some major benefits of ISO 45001 include:
- A safer work environment
- Reduced workplace accidents and illnesses
- Improved risk management
- Demonstration of compliance
The standard offers the opportunity to manage business continuity by minimising poor safety practices and behaviour, ensuring there are no incident-related costs or disruption of operations.
Maintaining your ISO 45001 standard will not only give you a competitive edge but your customers and employees will thank you for it, meaning you are more likely to win new business as a result of your commitment to Health and Safety.
Ultimately, dealing with health and safety issues is important but preventing them even more so. Avoid health and safety breaches and improve risk management by maintaining ISO 45001.
At Swift Certification, our friendly auditors ensure you remain protected, so you can focus on what matters most, doing business.
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