One of the worse problems any company can face is an accident or incident on site that leads to a physical injury. Workplace accidents and injuries can have ripple effects on team members, as well as the reputation of the business, so businesses should always make workplace safety a top priority.
Effective workplace safety begins with strong training programs that cover all areas of the workplace, as well as equipment and tools used in the line of work. When workers are well trained in all facets of their job and how to handle a variety of situations, they are more likely to avoid injuries or workplace incidents.
Today we'll look at three ways that detailed, on-going training programs can keep employees safer, and how Commercial Insurance can help protect both employees and businesses.
Fewer Workplace Accidents and Injuries
Companies that invest in creating effective and comprehensive safety training programs will likely see a significant drop in workplace accidents and injuries. For example, when workers are fully trained on operating specialized equipment, safely handling food in a busy restaurant kitchen, or properly moving heavy merchandise in a retail warehouse, they're less likely to injure themselves or others.
Employers with reduced workplace incidents or accidents will also have fewer Workers Compensation claims, saving companies money each year. An investment in safety training also means that customers and other business visitors are likely to stay safe and not be injured on company property, helping businesses avoid liability claims for injuries.
Businesses benefit from a safer workforce because workers avoid injuries and accidents that could slow down productivity and hinder daily operations. They also save money by not having to recruit, hire, or train temporary employees to because of downtime caused when workers are injured.
When workers can perform their job in a safer and more efficient way, they're also likely to be more productive and accomplish more when they're working. Healthy and safe workers can also earn larger paychecks since they can take additional shifts or work overtime hours in the week because they're able to avoid injuries and accidents at work.
More Positive Interactions with Customers
When a company creates a thorough, effective safety training program, workers can have more positive interactions with customers, particularly in retail and restaurant industries where there is a high number of customer interactions. Safety training programs should include:
- how to handle customer questions or complaints
- how to safely deescalate issues with irate customers
- crowd control measures during major events like Black Friday
- how to respond and stay safe when dealing with shoplifters or other criminals
- how to engage in more positive ways with customers
By creating stronger, more in-depth safety training programs, workers stay safe and businesses maintain a positive and healthy work environment.
How Aegis Can Help
Aegis Insurance & Financial Services is a leading provider of comprehensive Commercial Insurance solutions that meet the unique needs of a business, at competitive rates. Our Commercial Insurance agents can create a Commercial Insurance portfolio tailored to your specific business goals and needs to ensure you have peace of mind and financial protection in case disaster strikes.
Contact Aegis today at 713-850-7622 to find out how we can protect your business and employees through our full range of Commercial Insurance policies, such as Workers Compensation, Commercial Property Insurance, General Liability, and more. You can also fill out our online form to request a free quote today!