Your workers are the lifeblood in sustaining businesses. You play a key role in ensuring that they thrive. Set up an internal reporting system to prevent incidents and keep your workers safe and healthy.
Nobody wants an incident to happen at the workplace. No matter how much time or money you think you can save by ignoring the safety of your workers, it is never worth it if an incident occurs, and a worker loses his or her life.
It is therefore crucial that you be kept informed of any unsafe situations that might arise from your business operations. Here’s what you can do as an employer:
An officer of the company, including CEs and Board of Directors, can be held accountable for all aspects of the company’s operations. This includes ensuring the safety and health of all employees.
Failure to implement precautions to safeguard the well-being of employees can potentially lead to imprisonment for up to two years, a fine of up to $200,000, or both.
The Approved Code of Practice on Chief Executives’ and Board of Directors’ WSH Duties aims to provide clarity on the roles and duties of company leaders in terms of workplace safety and health. Having an internal reporting system is one of the practices recommended by the Code.
You may refer to the Guide to Near Miss Reporting to learn more about internal reporting.