4 New Year Resolutions to Maintain a Safe Workplace
The New Year is here, and we are dedicated more than ever to help keep your workplace safe. From security systems to alarm monitoring, BTV Systems is your trusted partner in the safety department. But, there are also steps you can take to maintain a safe workplace!
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So, this year, make a resolution to implement new safety tips, such as:
Practice Exiting for an Emergency
In the event of an emergency, you want all of your employees to be calm and collected. However, if you don’t practice exiting the building and other emergency-related protocols, chaos will ensue. Someone could get hurt or be left behind. We suggest practicing emergency-exiting once a month. This will only take roughly 20 minutes out of the month, but it can potentially save lives.
Plan For Different Types of Threats
Different threats call for different procedures. For example, if there is a fire, you need to have a plan in place to make sure everyone exits the building immediately. (And, to prevent fires, you can install a BTV fire protection system). But, if a robbery is taking place, you will need a different plan. Write out your plans for every type of threat and make sure you communicate to your employees what the procedures are.
Secure Personal & Company Valuables
Valuables should never be left in plain sight at the workplace. Each employee should have a lockable drawer or filing cabinet that they can use to secure personal belongings. This takes temptation and potential theft off the table.
Leave in Groups
Many businesses close after the sun goes down. This creates a possible threat to the employees that have to leave in the dark. We suggest that your employees always walk to their vehicles in groups. An attacker is less likely to harass if there are multiple people in sight and nearby.