Have you ever stopped and wondered, what exactly is compliance? If you’re like most employers, you probably agree that health and safety compliance is an unavoidable part of operating a business. It’s just something you do, often without question.
But maybe a better way to answer the question of “what is compliance” is to first talk about what it isn’t (or what it shouldn’t be). Compliance should not be just a checklist. It also shouldn’t be a bureaucratic barrier, nor a set of informal guidelines that are reviewed only as needed. We say “shouldn’t” on purpose, because the fact is that the value of compliance is often overlooked until it is too late. Sometimes it is even seen as an impediment to progress.
There are a few things you can do to spread the gospel of health and safety compliance down the chain of command. One way to make compliance a standard throughout your company is to integrate it both into your brand and your culture. Consistent messaging by managers at every organizational level is another effective way to reinforce expectations of accountability.
Oftentimes compliance is viewed as a hidden domain, only called upon when there is a problem to address. It is far less costly and risky to be proactive than retroactive. Transparent compliance can actually save your company a lot of operational headaches if instituted and monitored consistently.
Just because compliance is required, it doesn’t mean it can’t be modern, streamlined, tech-savvy, and completely user-friendly. Ready for a change? Donesafe is offering a risk-free 30-day free trial to get you started.
As always, stay safe,