If you are a business owner and you have staff working under you, one of your biggest responsibilities would be to make sure that your staff are safe. Not only is it the ethical thing to do but it can save you a lot of money because as a company, you are liable to pay for any injury obtained by any member of staff during their work day even if the injury is not directly related to the work that they are doing.
Getting your office professionally examined
As the owner of a business, there is a lot of work that you will have to do in the average day making it almost impossible to find time to keep checking the office and the office structure for potential danger. Even if you were to dedicate your precious time to doing this, you might not be able to identify any potential danger or draw up a safety plan because you will not have knowledge on the subject which is why it is a good idea to always try to get a professional check done by WHS consultants who will be able to draw up a potential safety risk plan.
They will have enough experience to look at something that would otherwise look seemingly normal and tell you what could potentially happen to a staff member if left the way it is. There are laws that you are meant to run your office by and compliance consulting firms will be able to do regular checks to make sure that your company is indeed running by those laws. You might not even notice a nail that is missing from a chair that a staff member is sitting on daily but if the chair falls apart, you will be liable and these things are checked by these firms.As an example, if there is a cracked tile on the stair case of your work place and a member of staff was walking down this flight of stairs and tripped on the crack, you would still be liable to pay for all medical bills for the member of staff together with providing him or her with paid leave even though no work is being done during the recovery period which could even take months depending on the extent of the injury. This can amount to a very big amount of money and if the member of staff is particularly nasty, they could even take you to court over this to sue you for a lot more money. As such, keeping your office safe is always a better option.