Why Should SME's Outsource Their Health and Safety Needs?

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When it comes to Health and Safety Support, SME’s are one of our biggest client bases, mainly because small businesses don’t always have the resources, financially or otherwise, to support having their own in-house health and safety team.

When a business has five or more employees, they are required by law to have a competent advisor when it comes to health and safety in the workplace.
Though larger companies will usually seek their own internal department to deal with this, smaller businesses – particularly start-ups – will find it more beneficial and less strain on their resources to outsource support from a health and safety consultancy.

The biggest benefit for SME’s when outsourcing health and safety support is that they can rest assured their business is fully compliant and up to date.
Compliance is key for all businesses and it is easy to get things wrong in the minefield of Health and Safety but, with a qualified health and safety consultant on board, SME’s can feel at ease knowing that they are ticking all the boxes.

As a business owner, big or small, there is already a lot of plates to spin and often, Health and Safety is unfamiliar territory and not particularly exciting for anyone who isn’t in that specific line of work.
A health and safety consultant can take the compliance concerns into their own hands and use their knowledge and years of experience to get it right.

Outsourcing health and safety support also means that they have access to a collective host of experts at the touch of a button.
Although we, at Guardian Support, provide each of our clients with one dedicated consultant, we employ specialists across all sectors; therefore, we have consultants who are more experienced in the construction industry, others in food and some in manufacturing, for example.
This means that you will be receiving bespoke and specialist support that is not a one size fits all service.

Not to mention the massive savings SME’s will make by not having to directly employ an in-house expert or provide them with the facilities and resources to carry out their work. This means that they can put their finances towards growing their business rather than keeping it compliant.

With our health and safety packages being tailored to meet your specific needs, you will only be paying for the services that you need which may just be an annual site visit or risk assessment, or something more extensive such as new policies, monthly visits and access to our 24/7 health and safety advice line.

If you are a small to medium sized business owner and you are struggling to manage health and safety in the workplace, then give us a call today on 0845 2626 260.

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