Dear Staff, We wish to congratulate Venisha Bachulal on her appointment as Managing Director of Aspirata effective 1 April 2017. Venisha has been Operations Director for Aspirata for a number of years and has since November 2016 been fulfilling a dual role in Aspirata whilst Sybrand Strauss has been fulfilling…Read more
In our endeavours to help our clients achieve and maintain healthy living, working and recreational environments we constantly work towards being the leading Health and Safety service provider no matter what industry we operate in. The retail industry, being a working environment for some and a recreational environment for others, is not traditionally perceived as a high-risk environment. However, there are many hidden health and safety hazards in this industry that pose a risk to both consumers and workers operating in this industry.
For those working in the retail industry, injuries can be caused by a number of workplace perils. Some of these include: injuries caused by the manual handling of goods (lifting, carrying), slipping, tripping, falling, air and noise pollution, working with dangerous machinery and chemicals, electricity, repetitive activities (causing musculoskeletal injuries), bad ergonomics and so forth.
On the other hand, employers in the Retail industry cannot only focus on the safety of their employees. Due to the nature of the retail industry, many of a retail business’s operations don’t solely happen behind the scenes where only authorised personnel are allowed – patrons, more often than not, enter the operational area of retail businesses and thereby add additional considerations when working out a health and safety plan.
Aspirata’s team of health and safety experts can assist owners or managers tasked with health and safety management to tailor make a strategy that will ensure the safety and wellbeing of all persons functioning in a specific retail area regardless of the nature of that specific business.
When strategising and planning around health and safety measures for the retail industry, we draw upon knowledge and experience gained from specifically our general Health and Safety service line, as well as our Hygiene, Food Safety and Quality service line. To make our service even more encompassing, we also offer training programmes to aid employers in making their staff aware of and schooled in workplace hazards.
For more information on Aspirata’s Health and Safety services, please click here.
For more information on the Hygiene, Food Safety and Quality services in our scope, please click here.
For information on the training courses we present, please click here.