The Importance of Workplace Inspections

manager and safety auditor reviewing a safety inspection checklistA safe and healthy workplace is a huge contributor to improved efficiency and morale in any working environment.

Workplace inspections ensure that your workplace is up to all codes and by-laws put forth by your local municipality. Advanced Consulting & Training has worked with many Ottawa businesses to improve their workplace health and safety best practices. With our help, they’ve been able to ensure their workplace is up to all health and safety codes.

It is important to have the knowledge of how to keep yourself and your coworkers safe during potentially dangerous situations. This is why having the proper health and safety training is an important investment. We have assembled this simple guide to highlight the importance of workplace safety inspections.

Why Have Workplace Inspections Performed?

Workplace inspections are an important way of preventing incidents, injuries, and illnesses. Inspectors identify dangers in your workplace so you can take corrective action. Regular workplace inspections are important to the overall occupational health and safety program and management system if present.

They also help to gather a better understanding of the roles and duties of various employees. If you are looking for work and safety training in Ottawa to find areas for improvement, contact us today.

What Hazards Are Being Looked For In Workplace Inspections?a construction site manager doing a workplace inspection

The purpose of workplace inspections is to identify any potential hazards that need to be corrected. Examples of potential workplace hazards include:

  • Inadequate machine guards on major equipment
  • Biological hazards (viruses, parasites, fungi, bacteria)
  • Chemical hazards
  • Ergonomic hazards that can hurt your workers’ bodies (repetitive heavy lifting etc.)
  • Physical hazards (electricity, radiation, pressure, weather, heat etc.)
  • Psychosocial hazards that will affect employees’ mental health (violence, bullying etc.)

It is important to stay vigilant about physical, as well as mental health hazards in your workplace to fully optimize safety, efficiency and morale.

Benefits Of Workplace Inspections

There are several benefits of workplace inspections, however, there is one major benefit that stands out.  Workplace inspections can boost morale and efficiency in the workplace. This is because workers feel heard when the inspector asks for potential areas of improvement for employees in the workplace.close up image of a safety inspector writing on an inspection sheet

Inspections also help keep workspaces hazard-free, which helps employees feel more confident coming to work each day.

Contact us today if you desire to pursue further workplace health and safety training, we will be happy to help you stay certified and up to date.

Advanced Consulting & Training – Ontario’s Safety Training Experts

Since 1998, Advanced Consulting & Training has provided cost-effective and prompt health and safety solutions to the residents of Ontario. We are Chief Prevention Officer approved, as well as TSSA accredited and WSIB approved. We offer Workplace Safety Audits to help business owners in Ottawa identify areas for improvement and to help them prepare for safety audits.

If you need workplace safety training in Ottawa and across Ontario, contact us today and we will provide thorough and effective training that will help keep your work safe. You won’t regret it.

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