20 employees! What’s up next?

Due to the growth of our company, we are entering some areas that are still uncharted territory for us. Questions like “How should we respond to a fire? How can we prevent workplace accidents? And how can we ensure that our employees work under ergonomic conditions?” are playing an increasingly crucial role.

Did you know…

  • An employer with at least 1 employee on the payroll is obligated to have an internal prevention advisor.
  • With fewer than 20 employees, the employer may act as the prevention advisor. Otherwise, they must appoint a non-managerial employee as the prevention advisor.
  • This person must have basic knowledge of prevention and well-being at work, demonstrated by completing a level 3 prevention advisor course.
  • The prevention advisor must also undergo regular training (at least once a year) to stay informed about developments in the field.

Tasks of the prevention advisor

The well-being law (Codex on Well-being at Work) provides a legal framework for the prevention advisor. The well-being law outlines the working conditions that must be respected. According to the well-being law, well-being revolves around:

  • Workplace safety
  • Protection of employees’ health
  • Ergonomics
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Beautification of workplaces
  • Psychosocial aspects in and around the workplace

The prevention advisor assists the employer in implementing measures related to well-being and has an advisory role. The tasks of the prevention advisor are aimed at detecting and avoiding risks through preventive measures and procedures:

  • Risk analysis: identifying hazards, investigating workplace accidents…
  • Advice: advising on the organization of the workplace and environmental factors, work equipment, hygiene…
  • Administration: preparing annual reports, a global prevention plan, creating procedures…

Our prevention advisor speaks

Given the strong growth of our company in the past year, we have reached the milestone of 20 employees on the payroll. From now on, our consultant Dorien will take on the role of prevention advisor.

“When I started at Farma Consulting & Partners, I had already obtained my certification for level 3 prevention advisor. When we reached the limit of 20 employees, I was asked if I was willing to take on the role of internal prevention advisor. I didn’t hesitate for a moment, and I am eager to be the driving force behind safety and prevention. I am happy that through my role, I can contribute to more well-being, safety, and happiness in the workplace for all my colleagues!”


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