Why WHS is the best thing since sliced (wholemeal) bread
Rose Training talks the positives of a WHS friendly workplace.
At Rose Training Australia, you could probably say we are a little WHS obsessed. And it’s not just because we teach the course, but because we genuinely believe it’s an important part of the workplace! We have entire discussions on it on Friday afternoons, literally. And we are proud of it. If anyone tells you that WHS isn’t important, please feel free to reprimand them in a WHS friendly manner then kindly direct them to the Rose Training blog page where they will realise that in fact WHS is an interesting, thought provoking and conversation starting topic! In fact, we reckon that WHS is the best thing since sliced bread. And not just any old white bread, but perfectly light-fat margarine covered toasted wholemeal sliced bread. See, we’re a super healthy bunch, and WHS just reinforces that notion. So why exactly do we think WHS is the best thing sliced bread? Well read on and find out!
Rose Training Australia’s WHS Hero Serge Rossignol has some tips to share:
WHS doesn’t only mean a safer working environment, but it means a safer working environment which has an emphasis on the morale and well being of employees. Boosting morale means you also boost productivity.
WHS had carry on effects. Good WHS practises ensures less injuries at the workplace, cutting costs associated with delayed work and lessens the stress put on co workers who need to pick up the work of their injured colleague. Good WHS practices also lessen the burden put on families where there is only one breadwinner and contributes positively to the economy.
According to a WorkSafe Victoria report: Good [WHS] is good business. It limits the likelihood of legal prosecution, results in great takeover and profit making ability, and also improves and maintains a company’s corporate image. A corporate image is very important – it’s what clients, investors, stakeholders and the public think of you. Great WHS regulations mean that you have a great reputation in the eyes of those who are financially, socially or politically interested in your business.
- According to Safework South Australia, nearly 50,000 SA employees are injured, made sick or killed at the workplace. The costs of these tragic injuries are huge, not only to families and friends of the people, but the companies they work for and other colleagues too. WHS practises ensure that these costs are reduced and that if they occur, proper help and support (financial or otherwise) is given.
Are you interested in doing a WHS Cert IV or Diploma at Rose Training in 2014? Call Jessica now to book your place in one of our new year courses!
Next WHS Course:
- 21 January (Diploma)
- 3 February (Cert IV)
- 17th February (Cert IV)