Every day more and more businesses are ending up in serious trouble for not following the correct human resources procedures or failing to comply with health and safety regulations. But just how can you stop yourself from becoming one of those statistics, and keep your company complying with all of the rules and regulations?
The first step is to make sure that you are following all of the correct procedures by making sure that you keep up to date with any changes in law. The most common mistake that businesses make is checking all of their procedures are correct when they open, and then completely forgetting to track the relevant changes in the law.
The best way to overcome this is to make sure one of the manger’s roles is to actively check all human resources procedures and health and safety regulations. Is there a new minimum wage? Have the working hours regulations changed? Do you need to up date your risk assessment? These are all questions that need asking, and more importantly answering regularly if you want to avoid claims from your employees and customers, or worse and end up in court facing charges.
Keeping on top of these tasks can seem daunting, however it is necessary. Some companies choose to outsource some of these requirements, which can be a great idea if you are struggling to keep on top of them all or simply don’t understand them completely.
Your staff and customers are the most important people to your business and keeping them safe should be the top of your priority list for moral reasons as well as legal ones. However, unfortunately, accidents do happen and claims do come in. Knowing you have done everything you can to stop this occurring will keep your conscious, and record, clean.