Last week I attended a business conference and was talking to a rather sceptical business owner about health and safety and its benefits.
In his view, it was just another thing to do and made no difference to his business. I suppose, depending on the business this could be the case. We then discussed this at some length and I suggested that he look at the converse approach of what would be the impact on his business if something did go wrong. In effect, the what if approach for good risk management. So whats eventuated is that I will be attending his next managers and H&S committee meeting to illustrate the point through a simple yet effective group exercise.
To see how this can work for your business I have put together an article called The Ripple Effect which you can read here.
Gordon Anderson runs Health & safety consultancy Hasmate