Health and safety needs to top your list of priori...

Health and safety needs to top your list of priorities

Running a small business is by no means a minor feat. You’re going to have to focus on a whole host of areas that will help your business to establish itself, generate profit, expand, and ultimately succeed! Achieving all of this will require you to establish a list of priorities and to focus on what’s most important to your business’ growth, rather than spending too much time developing areas within your business that may not be quite as progressive or may not hold quite as much potential as others.

Determining the areas of your business that are most important can be a pretty difficult task. After all, different areas will help your business in different ways. But believe us when we say that health and safety really does need to top your list of priorities.

Health and safety reigns supreme. Why? Well, without proper health and safety protocol in place and without proper health and safety measures being taken, you could put yourself, your customers, members of the public, and any employees that you have at risk. Health and safety in the workplace is a pretty easy area to control as long as you know what you’re doing and stick to official guidelines, rules, and regulations.

While you shouldn’t need an extra push to enforce health and safety in the workplace, hopefully the infographic from EssentialSkillz below will help you to see that abiding by health and safety regulations can keep your business ticking over in a manner that is beneficial to all involved in your company.

Infographic Design By EssentialSkillz

Christine Buske is a former academic who left science at the bench, and now considers herself a woman in tech. She is a frequently invited speaker, and enjoys talking about career transformation (particularly leaving academia for the business world), tech, issues around women in tech, product management, agile, and outreach. She is a proud Canadian resident, and qualifies as a "serial expat".

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