Workers compensation is a major expense for just about any auto dealership, in some cases second only to the payroll. While the cost of keeping employees safe can be high, there are ways to reduce the premiums for workers compensation coverage. If a company engages in good safety practices, the insurance carrier is likely to charge less. There are many ways to improve safety at a dealership.
From the Start
First of all, a dealership should be sure to hire responsible employees that are well informed of the job’s requirements. As soon as a new person joins the company, they should be educated on basic safety practices. Including a safety briefing in the new employee orientation tells the worker that their employer values safety.
On the Job
A dealership should make sure that all safety procedures are understood and enforced in order to prevent corners being cut. The management should take the precautions seriously and ensure that the employees are doing the same. It can help to have the safety rules posted in a prominent place.
Just in Case
If disaster does strike, employers should know how to respond. Injury management doesn’t end once an employee has received medical care; employers should monitor their recovery and communicate with both the hospital and insurance company. They should also takes steps to prevent a similar accident from happening again. Good safety practices like these help protect employees, keep business running, and lower the cost of workers compensation coverage.