Listen to the dialogue between Human Resources Manager(HR) and Company President (CP)
HR: As a reasonably large company, we are required to produce a written health and safety policy.
CP: Have you got a draft for me to look at?
HR: No, we are stilling doing the risk assessment of the main office building.
CP; Well this is a brand new office facility-it must be one of the safest place to work in the whole Shanghai.
HR; Yes, but you’d be surprised to at all the ways that people can find to hurt themselves!
CP: I know. So what about insurance? Where are we with that?
HR: Well our foreign employees will be covered by their own insurance.
CP: And what about the Chinese employees?
HR: We are going to have to take out company-wide cover for them-we are waiting for some quotes now.
CP: Won’t the insurance companies want to come and inspect the premises?
HR: Yes, they will want to come round before finalizing any fort of cover.
CP: We will just have to make sure that everything is completely satisfactory.
HR: The building manager has been making all the preparations. There shouldn’t be a problem.
CP: OK. I’d better give him a call after this and make sure he has everything under control.
HR: The other thing I want to discuss is the fires-aid programme we are planning to launch.
CP: Sounds like good idea-what do you have in mind?
HR: The plane is to have at least one qualified first-aider on every floor in the office building.
CP: So are we going to have to offer training if we don’t have enough qualified people?
HR: Yes, but it doesn’t cost very much to get people trained.
CP: Great. Hopefully we’ll get plenty of volunteers then.