The Benefits of Outsourcing Health & Safety

Stuart Spooner

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24 Oct 2019

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Outsourcing is a big decision, so it's important you consider all factors before committing to any agreement.

To help you decide, here are some of the main benefits of outsourcing your health & safety support needs: 

 

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Health & Safety Support Needs

Many companies are already outsourcing their health & safety support. If it’s something you or your company are considering then you may be debating what the demonstrable benefits could be. Here are the main ones:

Cost Reduction

Adding an internal resource increases your operating costs but often saves money over time. To fully comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 you need to hire a dedicated resource, train them, and so on. It’s far more cost-effective to outsource.

Greater Flexibility

Should an issue arise, the consultancy can deal with the problem quickly and professionally. Usually the consultancy will update you before you knew you had an issue, and they’ll be constantly checking and updating themselves on legislation, guidance and best practice.

Increased Efficiencies

To operate safely and in line with legislation, there’s a lot to consider. A professional consultancy can review your business and create and / or modify documents as required, giving you the time to focus on the important issues – like running your business.

Risk Reduction

Who wants to do business with a dangerous company? By outsourcing you have greater clarity on the real health & safety issues. This will help you plan and reduce the risk of non-compliance. At the time of writing, the HSE charge £154 per hour for workplace visits and finding a breach.

Consultancy Sees the Bigger Picture

Often owners and directors are too close to the business to see potential issues and risks. By being independent a consultancy can take a step back and look at the bigger picture, offer ideas, practical solutions and most importantly—be objective.

It Drives Better Business and Reputation

Investing in the company’s health & safety culture sends a positive message and speaks volumes. It clearly demonstrates how you value your businesses reputation, your businesses integrity and how much you value a safer and healthier place to work.

It Frees up Internal Resource

Properly managing and delivering workplace health & safety takes time, people and resources. So why not have complete peace of mind by outsourcing your health & safety needs, rather than bolt it on to someone’s already busy role?

 

Expert support

If you are looking to outsource your health & safety support but aren't sure if it's right for your business, give Croner a call on 01455 858 132 to find out what we can do for you.

About the Author

A Health, Safety, Environmental, Quality and Security management professional for over 19 years, Stuart has worked for a number of well-known blue chip companies reaching senior director level and holding global responsibility for a range of clients within the public and private sectors including Her Majesty's Government joining Croner in October 2018.

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