Statutory compliance is high on the agenda for all organisations. If a business fails to meet the standards set out by legislation, then they could be subject to prosecutions, significant fines and huge reputational damage. All areas of a business could be subject to statutory compliance; for example, any organisations that use water systems will need to comply with legionella legislation. This means that there are a wide range of challenges that businesses face when trying to monitor and maintain their statutory compliance.
Lack of accountability – If a business operates on multiple sites, health and safety managers are likely to be reliant on their fellow employees to regularly monitor and report on their compliance areas. If this is not done accurately, then the business could be subject to major fines.
Volume of information – Increasingly stringent legislation means that organisations now have to hold a large amount of information relating to statutory compliance regulations. This data is often held in folders or spreadsheets which means that the chances of it being lost, corrupted or shared inappropriately is significantly higher – which can result in catastrophic reputational damage.
Manual processes – Reliance on manual processes often results in high administration costs, duplication of effort and challenges around accurate reporting as there is no overarching system in place.