Typically, there are several reasons that a company may outsource a particular facet of their business. One reason could be lack of expertise. Another could be lack of manpower. Yet another legitimate advantage of outsourcing a task could be objectivity or  even flexibility to hire on a contractual basis versus a full-time basis for a duty that doesn’t require full-time attention. All of these are common reasons that a small business owner may consider outsourcing his/her workplace safety program, and this article will expound upon each in detail.

  • Lack of Expertise

Many small businesses don’t have a professional safety expert on staff. It’s important that the head of any workplace safety program is up-to-date on all of the latest rules and regulations and updated protocols for safety trainings, written safety programs and accident investigation procedures. Small business owners that don’t have this expertise in-house may consider outsourcing their workplace safety program.

  • Lack of Manpower

            Perhaps a business owner does have a safety expert on site. However, many of these safety administrators are also managers and hold other obligations that prevent them from staying current on all of the latest trends in safety practices. Many small business owners choose to outsource this task to distribute responsibility and allow employees to maximize on productivity.

  • Objectivity

            Due to the prevalence of office politics, many small business owners outsource workplace safety to insure that the safety administrator is fair and objective. It’s important that all staff and faculty receive consistent workplace safety training and direction.

  • Flexibility

            Most workplace safety training programs work under independent contractual agreements as opposed to full-time employment. This allows small business owners the freedom to negotiate contractual terms for a service that they will need, but don’t require on a full-time basis. This allows them to allocate more resources toward other facets of their business while still receiving sufficient workplace safety training.

Small business owners across the country are protecting themselves and their employees and they’re saving time and resources while doing it by outsourcing their workplace safety programs. At ReSolve our main goal is to make sure your company succeeds. Let us help you achieve that success, contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION!

8 thoughts on “Benefits of Outsourcing Workplace Safety Training

  1. That is really great that small business can choose to outsource workplace safety training. I work in a small company, and I think that is what they have been trying to do. I have noticed that we don’t have a safety expert on site, and we have to go somewhere else for our training. I think it works pretty well!

  2. I’m 29 and I’m from Malaysia. Your article really said it all. Even though I come from another country, I do feel that job hopping is not really quitting but actually gaining a variety of experiences if we outsource workplace safety work.

  3. I agree that you want to find a professional safety trainer because non-professionals may have a lack of experience. It would also be smart because they could probably make the process more streamlined. My work has a Byzantine safety protocol, so maybe we should find a professional to help retrain us.

  4. No matter what kind of business you’re in it always helps to make sure that your employees have been properly safety trained. However, as the article points out, it can help to have that training outsourced. After all, if you do not have the time or people to do the training yourself then it can help to have someone else do it for you.

    1. Absolutely. Having a skilled instructor to handle trainings can be invaluable. Many companies do not have the time or the resources to train in house so businesses like ours can assist them in being compliant and keeping their worker’s accident free.

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