Ensuring your staff are as safe as possible when at work is always going to be important, no matter what the economy is doing. However, when times are indeed hard it can seem very tough to balance the need for safety and keeping operating costs to a level that will allow a business to stay afloat.
Whilst economic hardships will indeed mean that sacrifices have to be made and certain corners have to be cut, there are a surprising number of places that can be refocused and in turn cost a business less money without it effecting efficiency or productivity. In fact, in some cases, these changes may actually serve to make a business more efficient whilst costing less money and looking at areas that can be outsourced could be the very best place to start for any business needing to make cutbacks.
When it comes to height safety and in turn fall arrest training, there will be few ways to cut back on what you are spending. After all, unless all of your staff members are fully focused on keeping themselves safe when working at height, not only are you far more likely to have an accident that will be far more costly in the long run in terms of reputation, compensation and even reduced efficiency, but you are also likely to find that those working at height are not as confident as they should be and in turn get a great deal less accomplished.
That being said, there will still be height safety courses that will give an employee all the knowledge they need at a far lower cost than more intensive courses. Unless every single member of a team is new to working at height the basics are likely to be all that is needed as once they feel confident and able to use PPE effectively, any smaller pieces of information can usually be picked up on the job. So don’t be afraid of seeking out companies who can offer lower cost courses to help you be safe on a budget.