Your obligations on fire prevention and fighting

According to the Law on Fire Prevention and Fighting , all business entities operating in Vietnam have to set up and train grassroots fire prevention and fighting teams. The Provincial Department of Fire Prevention and Fighting Police will inspect your business either regularly or randomly. If your work place and work practices do not comply with the standards on fire fighting and prevention, you may be required to pay a fine that ranges from VND 50,000 to VND 5,000,000.

How to deal with health and safety problems

Most businesses are susceptible to accidents, fires and/or pollution incidents. Your health, safety and environmental management systems should prepare you for these problems and emergencies.

Inform your employees of the health and safety procedures at your workplace

Your health, safety and environment policy should be a practical guide to how you manage health, safety and the environment within your business. It sets out the actions you are taking to:

Make your workplace healthy and safe for employees and the public

Every business has legal responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of employees and other people affected by their business' activities, such as customers and suppliers. They are also obliged to meet legal requirements designed to protect the environment. Taking this approach can also benefit your business.

Health and Safety at the Workplace and the Law

You have a responsibility for the health and safety of everyone affected by your business. Your duties include:

Manage health and safety at the workplace

Every business is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of its employees and to protect the environment. The right approach isn't just about doing the minimum required to comply with the labor law,it can also benefit your business.

Motivate by building up teams

You might like to consider the following stages in developing teams in your company:

Motivating by applying a rewards and reprimands system

A good rewards and reprimands system will help motivate your employees. Motivated staff members are more likely to work harder and more effectively. You could also link your rewards and reprimands system to decisions about pay, bonuses and other incentives.

Motivating by creating a pleasant working environment

Most employees want to work for a company where there is a pleasant working environment. Employees will be happier and more productive if they have good relationships with each other and they are respected.

Motivating by objectives

Your employees will be motivated when they know their objectives and the objectives of your company clearly.

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