Companies fail to uphold their health and safety goals for many reasons. Here are just three of them.
1. Poor alignment with business objectives
Companies need to establish a connection between safety goals and business objectives if they want to enforce their commitment to the health and safety of their employees and make this a priority in the organisation.
The solution for aligning health and safety goals with the overall business objectives? Implementing and adhering to a SHEQ system that monitors key safety, health, quality and environmental indicators and measures performance against established parameters.
2. Lack of enforced preventative measurements
It’s not just about setting up a health and safety policy and letting it gather dust. Learning from the past does improve the future. Organisations need to look at past incidents (read: major disasters) and make the necessary changes to prevent such recurrences.
The modern integrated SHEQ systems use AI and machine learning to enable a predictive approach to health and safety rather than the traditional reactionary method.
Businesses are more likely to identify and monitor risks, manage the incident response, and adjust the situation promptly to include changes and updates.
SHEQX’s solution transforms your company’s data into rich visuals for you to collect and organise, so you can focus on what matters to you. Stay in the know, spot trends as they happen and push your business further.
3. Ineffective leadership
A health and safety policy perfected with the help of a SHEQ management system becomes useless if it does not have the support and enforcement of the company leadership.
Top management has the responsibility to highlight and communicate health and safety standards to everyone in the organisation. Health and safety policies need to be visible, accessible, engaging and effective.
Effective leaders will not only create awareness but also abide by the established rules and best practices outlined in the SHEQ system. An integrated management platform can further ensure consistency, compliance with legislation and seamless collaboration among stakeholders to uphold these standards.
Our SHEQX (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) management solution, part of the XGRC product range, is an integrated management system that aggregates SHEQ data in a single, auditable database, to manage analysis and reporting effectively.
SHEQX suite of modules assists in driving compliance with international standards and guidelines, e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and more.