NWR Hygiene Group are delighted to be working in affiliation with Penshaw View, ensuring the compliance of our business with industry health and safety regulations.
Based in the North East of England, Penshaw View Health and Safety is a family-run company delivering high-quality health and safety training and consultancy on a nationwide basis. The team here at NWR Hygiene Group are pleased to have Penshaw View carrying out a series of company audits in order to ensure we are compliant and to help us improve and develop the premium hygiene services that we offer businesses across the region.
Why is health and safety compliance so important?
Health and safety compliance is an incredibly significant responsibility for businesses operating in the United Kingdom, as it guarantees the welfare of both employees and clients on a day-to-day basis, as well as contributing to streamlined operations and legal adherence in line with the Health and Safety at Work Act introduced in 1974.
Let’s take a quick look below at a few of the key reasons why health and safety compliance is so important for businesses.
1. Safeguarding employee and client welfare
Giving prominence to health and safety compliance is the simplest and most straightforward way to uphold the well-being of both your workforce and your clients.
After all, a secure workplace and a responsible set of working procedures significantly reduce the chance of accidents, injuries, and illnesses, thereby minimising absenteeism, employee turnover, and operational disruptions that can be detrimental to your business.
2. Ensuring legal compliance and protecting your reputation
Non-compliance with health and safety regulations is a serious matter and can lead to legal penalties, fines, and potential lawsuits here in the UK.
It’s therefore essential that businesses adhere to local, national and sector-specific regulations in order to steer clear of legal repercussions that could severely dent finances and reputation. Non-compliance even holds the potential to trigger the closure of a business.
What’s more, it’s important to consider the ways in which a company’s reputation is tightly intertwined with its dedication to safety. Instances of workplace mishaps can rapidly circulate through social media and news channels, tarnishing the company’s image and seriously corroding public trust in the business and its operations. On the flip side, a strong history of health and safety compliance can serve to elevate a company’s standing and, in turn, attract new clients.
3. Boosting operational efficiency and financial prudence
Prioritising health and safety compliance can certainly lead to amplified operational efficiency, as well as financial savings!
Whilst the costs of health and safety audits, measures, and training are not insignificant, they are certainly an investment in the overall efficiency and financial security of a business. This is because stringent compliance lowers the odds of accidents and injuries at work and the associated medical expenses, compensation claims, and insurance premiums that come as part and parcel of such incidences.
It’s also important to consider that a safety-oriented approach to operations frequently spurs proactive risk assessment and mitigation, which can in turn result in process enhancements and innovations that will elevate the overall productivity of a business.
Put simply, health and safety compliance is not merely a statutory requisite, but also stands as a cornerstone of responsible business conduct. That is why we are so pleased to be working alongside Penshaw View in order to ensure our compliance and improve our operations for the benefit of both our employees and our valued clients.
NWR Hygiene Group is committed to providing the highest standards of commercial hygiene to our valued clients. Get in touch today to find out more about how we can enhance the commercial hygiene levels of your business.