Nothing is surely more important in the workplace than the safety of both workers and visitors. Whether that be a construction site, a mine, manufacturing facility, logistical and distribution centre, office environment, medical facility, hospitality venue or any other business, safety is a priority. To place the focus on safety in the workplace, Safe Work Australia nominates October as National Safe Work Month. An ideal time for businesses to assess their work practices and build a safer and healthier workplace by investing in equipment to improve the workplace.
Safe Work Australia (SA) was established in 2008 and is a statutory body with an agenda to develop national policy in relation to WHS and to workers’ compensation. The body does not regulate the WHS laws but works with employers, employees and governments to drive development of national policies.
So what can you do in National Safe Work Month in your workplace and how can we assist you in investing in the required machinery and equipment to improve the safety in your business? We provide this valuable information for your consideration.
National Safe Work Month
For 2021, the theme for the annual National Safe Work Month is ‘think safe. work safe. be safe.’ Businesses are encouraged to plan and implement procedures to work safely. This year’s event may be particularly relevant against the backdrop of how workplaces have had to and continue to deal with COVID-19. Most businesses and workplaces have faced challenges in adapting processes and procedures and in many cases making significant changes to manage health and safety alongside the coronavirus pandemic.
The month of October and the resources provided by Safe Work Australia, provide a mechanism to raise awareness of the issues and to highlight and understand the potential issues in individual settings.
The organisation provides these points for consideration:-
- Think Safe: planning and the thought that owners, operators and managers must undertake in identifying risks and maintaining a safe workplace.
- Work Safe: implementing measures to manage and reduce the risks.
- Be Safe: managing and monitoring on an ongoing basis of the risks.
While the risks and issues will vary from workplace to workplace, the topics presented by the body for consideration by businesses include occupational lung disease, mental health, sexual harassment and extreme weather working.
The month-long event represents a timely opportunity for businesses to review their workplace safety policies and the procedures and consider how they can invest in making improvements. Review the resources and more information on what you can do.
Investing in Safety – How We Can Assist
Operating a safer and healthier workplace is not only morally, ethically and in many instances lawfully the right thing to do, it can also present sound business sense in terms of financial and reputational benefits. These benefits may extend to attracting and retaining a quality workforce which is a hot issue right now with labour shortages reported across many sectors.
Safer environments can lead to improving productivity and hence output as well as brand and company image and reputation enhancement with customers and stakeholders and reducing sick leave which can be a major cost to business.
So how can we assist you to improve your workplace safety? By providing cost-effective, low interest rate finance to invest and upgrade machinery, plant and equipment to safer options.
Consider if your old and outdated machinery and equipment may represent a safety risk in the workplace. Equipment manufacturers focus heavily on continually upgrading the operational safety features of a wide range of machines, with industry leaders spending heavily on R&D in this space.
We operate across all industries and can provide finance for a myriad of different types of machines and equipment, including for example:-
- Forklifts and materials handling machines.
- Engineering and manufacturing machinery and plant.
- Scaffolding and earth moving equipment.
- Mining equipment and machinery.
- Yellow and wheeled goods used in construction and other sectors.
- And many more
Our low interest finance products encompass the full range of business finance:
- Chattel Mortgage
- Rent to Own
- Commercial Hire Purchase
Each loan product has its own set of features and benefits including tax deductible elements. The interest rates are different for each loan type and achievable rates vary across different equipment types and industry sectors. Refer to our Equipment Interest Rate Comparison Calculators for specifics.
Our consultants work closely with our customers to source, negotiate and structure finance packages which suit the individual business objectives and deliver cost-effective solutions over the term of the loan.
We provide services and low interest loans to all types of businesses include those that are just starting out. For new businesses, our Low Docs Equipment Finance may be a workable solution for your operation.
With low interest rate loans and a range of finance options to suit all businesses, Jade Equipment Finance make sourcing finance to acquire new equipment to upgrade workplace safety a streamlined and time-saving process.
Contact Jade Equipment Finance on 1300 000 003 to discuss how we can assist you improve your workplace safety with the acquisition of new equipment.
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