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How to Create a Safe Working Environment

Firstly, the employees are the priority and ensuring their safety is a key component to creating the safest possible environment for your business. The goal to building your firm as successfully as possible is not only within the walls of the building in which you operate in but to explore how to get your staff to respect and follow the guidelines in the workplace.

Safety cannot be defined solely by an implemented plan; it requires commitment, ongoing training, trial and error, and continuous research. Keeping up to date is key, and ensuring to educate yourselves and employees on safety will be the basis of success within a working environment.


The decisions for regulation must come from the top. Leaders who are successful influencers within safety make it clear that they are able to show commitment to follow the rules to which they expect others to adhere. If a manager is not up to date with safety in the workplace or in the know, it would be essential to seek professional advice from an outsourced consulting service to create a deeper understanding for educating the rest of the team.


Employees need to feel that are part of something, to be included is a key factor within all aspects of business but particularly when it comes to safety in the workplace. Creating an in-house plan would help you to operate, schedule and check what needs to change or be added to your business in order to make safety a key element and important to each and every employee.

It is significant to ask staff from all departments for their views and to include them in the decision-making. This will create a culture of open and honest individuals and unlock a new level of trust. With this, you will be rewarded with buy-in and engagements from all staff who will then be more likely follow the regulations. In turn, by following the steps it enhances your reputation for providing a safe working environment.


Leave the door open for staff to directly express their concerns.  This will minimise problems as they can be addressed and in most cases be resolved before they become a safety concern. You will be astonished by the result of encouraging staff to email, call, and ask for meetings if they feel they need to discuss a topic of safety.

Safety is even more important than ever for UK construction companies, it is worth the investment of qualified and educated leaders and employees.

Rolf Berryman can help you.  If you are a looking for experienced individuals for your construction team or are looking for a new role within construction, contact the team at Rolf Berryman Consultancy today 01273 900733 and speak to a member of our construction team.

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