Is your compliance drive doomed to fail?
Posted by Tracy Seward
Any kind of compliance drive can seem like an uphill struggle. Workers groan at what might seem yet another tick box exercise and managers fume at the impact on productivity.
Getting the message across that safety matters, both on a personal and organisational level, is a big challenge. Life becomes easier when powerful sponsors back your compliance training and risk assessment programmes.
Senior managers are more enlightened about corporate responsibility perhaps since the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 made it clear that an organisations health and safety culture will be taken into account in investigations and prosecutions. Apart from the legal stick senior management generally appreciate the financial and human benefits of a good health and safety culture.
Clever eLearning and risk assessments systems are able to send trainees bespoke emails and follow up reminders from a senior manager! That really does make people take note when they receive a personal email from the boss. E-learning and online risk assessments can also help streamline a compliance programme and protect billable time with employees completing courses and assessments in “found” time. The ultimate outcome, of course, is that employee behaviour is positively influenced and that a culture develops in the organisation that prevents accident and ill health occurring.
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