For the Company
1. The Company gains a competitive edge by having employees with upgraded skills.
When customers know that a company keeps up with health and safety skills, they have a sense that this is a professional organization that stays on top of things.
2. The expense is tax-deductible.
The workshop qualifies as a business expense that can be written off. The company saves on taxes.
3. Employee insurance claims decrease in a safe work environment.
Fewer accidents and mishaps mean a lower number of insurance claims, and this can keep company insurance rates down.
4. Worker Compensation claims go down.
Fewer claims are good for any company. Also, the lower rate of Worker’s Compensation claims gives the company a better ranking with clients.
5. The company protects its most vital asset when it protects its people.
Experienced employees are valuable, and losing their talents to time off from accidents costs the company. Taking care of people is taking care of business.
6. The company grows its brand value and goodwill.
Showing a desire to stay up to date on health and safety helps make the brand a quality one. The company gains a reputation as a place that is run by serious-minded professionals who know the value of keeping employees happy and procedures uninterrupted.
7. Safety policies keep the company going.
The lack of disruption, coupled with increased productivity means the company makes more money. The stop and start of accidents can hurt the bottom line.
Talking to Your Manager About Attending the Workshop
If you aren’t sure about how to talk to your manager about your desire to attend a health and safety workshop, we can help you.
First, go over the points in this blog and have them at your fingertips when you are speaking you’re your manager.
Second, download the eBook about how to influence your manager. It is packed with tips and persuasive techniques that will help you have a productive conversation about the value of attending the workshop. Your boss will respect you for your professional approach, and you’ll respect yourself for being proactive and effective on the job.
The Bottom Line
You have plenty of good reasons to want to go to health and safety courses, but there are a couple of plusses you may not have thought of. You’ll have the opportunity to network with professionals in your field, expanding your contacts and making you a vital part of your industry. Also, you will have a day out of the office that will leave you refreshed, full of new knowledge, and ready to tackle your work tasks again.