Health and safety might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of entrepreneurs and SMEs. Yet the benefits of investing in this area can be wide reaching.
NEBOSH, the world’s leading provider of health and safety qualifications, will be heading to The Business Show for the first time this year. Its stand team is on a mission to help educate business people on the role health and safety can play in organisational success.
In the fast-paced world of small business, the focus is often on the product (or service), price and promotion with the aim of growing the business. Yet protecting the business, its people and its assets should not be forgotten, after all up to 40% of businesses never recover from major interruptions or disaster*. In fact, risk management activities, such as health and safety, can often contribute to continued growth.
Amongst its numerous benefits are:
- Keeping employees safe and healthy
- Compliance with national and international legislation
- Developing a positive culture
NEBOSH qualifications, and the competences gained through these studies, can be used to achieve all of the above benefits. What’s more, for those businesses with international ambitions, NEBOSH is recognised worldwide as a benchmark of high standards; it’s inclusion on tender documentation can greatly support SMEs in the selection process when contracting organisations look for indicators of quality as well as cost in their decision making.
“NEBOSH is recognised worldwide as a benchmark of high standards”
Chad Bott, Health and Safety Manager for family business Transcentral, holds four NEBOSH qualifications. He explains: “The transformation of the business has been immense and it simply wouldn’t have been possible without my NEBOSH studies and qualifications. We now boast a five star health and safety rating from an international soft drinks manufacturer.
“Without NEBOSH I doubt we would have won that tender. We have benefitted financially and culturally from the changes. Everyone feels valued and our team has become stronger than ever.”
No matter where you are in your journey, NEBOSH has a qualification that can support individuals and organisations to achieve their goals.
The Business Show takes place from 15-16 May 2019 at ExCel London. Visit NEBOSH on Stand 912.
Register your free place: http://www.greatbritishbusinessshow.co.uk/
For more information visit: www.nebosh.org.uk/qualifications/
*Expecting the unexpected: Business continuity in an uncertain world. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/376381/Expecting_the_Unexpected_Reviewed.pdf