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Workplace safety

Everyone thinks a workplace should be safe and healthy. However, not every company and every employee gives attention to it. For example, a third of the employees do not know where the first aid kit is at work. Safety therefore does not always receive full attention. Nevertheless, accidents, incidents or negative publicity are things to be avoided. Better be preventive than act if it is already too late.

3 tips employers should take in consideration

  1. Set a good example. It is important that the key people in the organization lead by example. It doesn’t help if these people pretend that the rules don’t apply to them. “I don’t have to wear safety protection because I will just take a look and leave”, is an example of how it shouldn’t be done.
  2. Take a critical look at your organization. Sometimes you have to deviate from what you want or have in mind, in order to guarantee safety. Safety should always come first.
  3. Ask questions regularly. Explain why the rules apply and ask questions about how the employees themselves experience things, in order to avoid resistance. Rules that people impose themselves are accepted more quickly than rules that people are imposed by others. Make the employees part of the changes in the workplace.


Safety inspections on the work floor take place regularly. Nowadays this is also possible via mobile devices. These inspections are called mobile inspections. Advantages of mobile inspections are, for example, that it becomes possible to carry out quick and efficient inspections and that paperwork is no longer required. In addition, the inspections can be automatically sent to the office and the inspections can be carried out from any desired location.