Every company faces its own share of risks, both internally as well as externally. It is up to the HR team of the company to come up with risk management and worker protection strategies to ensure the organisation runs smoothly, even when there is a danger looming over it. Take a look at this article to know more about the risks involved and how they can be managed to ensure proper worker protection.
The risks involved in running a company
is nothing but a blueprint to manage the prospective risks a firm faces. In terms of HR, the risks involve employee protection, thefts and embezzlements, fire and safety compliance and so on. Here are some common risks that you may find in your company:
- Internal risks -
The internal risks involve the safety, health and security of your employees, the vendors, the people visiting your office, the third-party contractors, the managers and the business owners. The common internal risks that impact the day-to-day functioning of the organisation include fire hazards, robbery attempts, water contamination, pest-related issues, technical failures and so on.
- External risks -
External risks are risks that happen in the outside world due to which the profits and performance of your firm decrease. These two have a severe impact on your employees and may lead to serious problems such as loss of employment, etc. These risks include a rise in competition, a global economic slowdown, a fall in demand, etc.
Steps involved in risk management and worker protection
Now that you know what the risks are, here are some tips to help you manage them better:
- You need to identify a potential problem before a hazard strikes. For this, regular safety audits need to be carried out, both for the internal as well as the external risks. The management and the workforce need to work in tandem to identify the risks, report unusual occurrences or disturbing trends that may cause a problem later on.
Once the risks have been identified, you need to assess their severity, frequency of occurrence, etc to minimise the chance of an accident taking place in the future.
The next step involves taking control of the situation and designing solutions that can prevent the hazard and assure worker protection. Start off by replacing faulty objects, renewing maintenance contracts, improving the technical aids and so on. Make a plan and take control to stay a step ahead of the risk.
- Review and up-gradation
The risks will not remain constant at all times. New risks will show up from time to time. Hence, you need to review the risk management system continuously and upgrade the strategies to ensure worker protection at all times.
To wrap it up
With proper risk management, you can ensure worker protection. The company can also function smoothly. When you are aware of the hazards and are prepared for them, you can face any challenge with greater ease and find a solution at the earliest. This is the main reason why risk management and worker production is of utmost importance to any organisation, big or small.