4 Reasons to Outsource Safety Consultation
Increasingly, many companies are turning to outsourcing to fulfill a variety of business support functions. Some of the more common functions being outsourced are information technology, call center operations and human resources. Outsourcing these functions frees up funds that would otherwise be tied up in salaries and allows the company to focus on its core competencies.
Why You Should Hire an Outside Safety Consultant
The success of outsourcing these functions has been proven time and time again, so why are so many companies reluctant to outsource their safety management? Here are four reasons to hire an outside safety consultant:
1.Ensures Federal, State and Local Safety Regulation Compliance
Safety consultants are experts on workplace safety regulations and compliance. When you bring in a dedicated safety consultant you can rest assured that they will have the training and experience to thoroughly assess you current safety standards and implement any changes required to reach full regulatory compliance. Because workplace safety regulations and compliance are the top priority for a safety consultant, they are able to remain up to date on any updates to regulations and requirements. Entrusting this task to a regular employee means that they would have to split their attention and training, likely resulting in mistakes.
2. Ensures Employee Safety
Employee safety is massively important in every workplace. There is no margin for error and an understaffed or overworked safety management team will likely neglect important details that could prove catastrophic. An internal safety manager may also be too concerned about company policies and politics to provide an unbiased assessment of your safety regulation compliance, leaving your employees at risk for injury.
3. Manages Risk and Reduces Liability
When you are up to date on all safety regulation compliance requirements, your company operates more safely and efficiently. Liability and workers comp costs are reduced because the rate of employee injuries is much lower. Furthermore, outsourcing your safety management means that you save significantly on the cost of having to hire and train an internal safety management team.
4. Provides Freedom and Flexibility
Often, the need for assistance with safety management is only temporary. In these cases, the flexibility of hiring an outside safety consultant on a contractual basis can save money and time. Outsourcing means you can bring on safety management assistance for a period of time stipulated by a contract allowing you to ease the workload on your full-time employees for only as long as you need to. Just pay for the services you need and adjust the scope as you go along.
Is Outsourcing Safety Management the Answer for You?
If your company is too small to have its own safety management department or you have a big safety overhaul project coming up, hiring an outside safety consultant will save you time and money. At the same time, you’ll benefit from the depth of experience and expertise a dedicated safety consultant bring to the table.
For more information on how hiring a safety consultant can benefit your business, contact Risk Management Partners today.