IOSH Leading safely was officially launched during IOSH 2015 and the Safety & Health Expo, held at ExCeL London between 16-18 June. A series of showcase sessions were staged at both events to give delegates an insight into what the course offers.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) says too many employers are failing to appreciate the financial benefits of worker protection and are placing it way down on their list of priorities.
According to the international organisation, the Irish economy is losing €3.2 billion per year and the cost of health and safety failures per worker in Ireland is €1711 because of workplace injury and ill health. This equates to one million lost working days each year.
We know that good health and safety management doesn't just mean that we stop people getting killed, injured or ill at work.
It can also mean saving money, to the tune of millions. Countless companies are already reaping the rewards and you can hear how they've done it. But we believe that on a national level we can do much more to help you save money, as well as lives.
Our Li£e Savings campaign has three main aims: 1. We want to help businesses to get the most out of their health and safety management and add saving money to the benefits of keeping their workforce healthy and safe and staying on the right side of the law 2. We want to help IOSH members working in thousands of organisations up and down the UK to make sure that they are getting the best out of their budgets, and cutting corporate spending to boot 3. We want the government to take action. We believe that with a few simple steps we can save billions on a national scale