• Inclusive Health & Safety that is seen, heard, and understood

    In these uncertain times, it is vital that your health and safety messages are seen and understood by all your employees. To cut through all the noise, that means being clear, concise, and coherent in all your communications. Only then will your hygiene and social distancing procedures be followed in the way you need them to be followed.

    Having invested in workplace risk assessments and taken on board government guidance on Covid-19, it can be a challenge for your business to communicate effectively with employees – particularly where English is not spoken.

    This is where PAB Languages Centre Ltd suggest these three steps for health and safety that is seen, heard, and understood:

    1.
    Translate job risk assessments, induction training and working procedures

    Effective communication is a vital element in the development of a positive safety culture. As Managing for health and safety (HSG65) notes, “to achieve success in health and safety management, there needs to be effective communication up, down and across the organisation”. However, communication is an often-neglected element of the management process, despite legal obligations and good practice to communicate. We recommend providing employees with the information they can read in the language they understand to ensure legal compliance and good practice requirements are met.

    2.Offer your staff cross-cultural webinars online

    The Government defines communication as “building relationships with others, listening and understanding them, and conveying thoughts and messages clearly and congruently; expressing things coherently and simply, in ways that others can understand, and showing genuine knowledge, interest and concern; bringing these aspects together to make change happen”.

    The fundamental goal of health and safety communication is to provide meaningful, relevant, and accurate information, in clear and understandable terms, to specific stakeholders.

    Their online cross-cultural webinar will help you promote awareness and understanding of the management of health and safety as well as specific risk issues including cultural differences and different attitudes and perceptions towards health and safety compliance in different countries. 

    3.Create a video and let us translate the video subtitles

    Your multilingual video will help you to ensure the health, safety, and welfare compliance of the company by describing the policies and procedures in native languages spoken by your employees. Such a video can cover machinery guarding, fire, safety, and sanitation.
    Practicing proper procedures in a safe environment will allow the employees to work without worrying about their safety.
     
    About the company

    PAB Languages Centre Ltd will help to get your Health & Safety messages right whether you have operations across the globe or need clear and coherent communication with your diverse workforce based in the UK.

    PAB can provide transcription, translation, and subtitling service. Whatever the size and complexity of the demands of your linguistic service, we can offer you fast, reliable, and top-quality solutions.

    For more information about PAB certified translation services, get in touch with Beatris Traykova on 07799772360 or visit their website.

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