Employees in any type of workplace need to feel that they are safe from injury, bullying, theft and violence. If they do not feel a sense of security, this damages your business in the way that employees may not be carrying out their work optimally, or worse, they’re calling in sick to avoid the dangers. Making your employees feel safe at work will increase productivity and ultimately benefit your business.
Hiring a security guard can eliminate many of your employees’ fears, as they are aware that people are looking after their safety at all times. This will keep your workplace safe and running smoothly.
Creating a Safe Work Environment
The first step to creating a feeling of security among your workforce is to take a proactive approach towards keeping your employees informed of any possible threats or problems that may impact them. Keep your staff members in the loop; they should be made aware of all safety concerns that exist. If you give them a sense of inclusion, this will make them feel empowered and ultimately in control and aware of their safe environment. Awareness of potential dangers not only keeps your employees feeling secure, but also guarantees their physical safety and well being.
A security consultant can prepare a threat and risk assessment for your business. These assessments are aligned with proper industry standards and are focused on your company’s liability concerning the physical or psychological impact on your employees.
Extracurricular training, such as self-defence demonstrations and classes, not only prepares employees for dangerous or threatening situations that may arise but can also result in higher self-confidence among participants.
A reputable security firm can help you develop an emergency response plan for your business in the case of dangerous attacks. They should also provide information and training to your employees on useful situational awareness and reaction; this works by deescalating the risk of violence before it happens.
Why hire security guards for your business?
Security guards act as an on-site deterrent to any criminal activity or threat to persons or property. They possess specialized skills and are able to deter dangerous activity that may post a threat. Their presence and power to carry out these duties will ensure that your employees feel safe while at work.
Teach Your Employees
The skills we at Condor Security have acquired, and the tactical training we have undertaken, are transferable to your employees. Let us show your staff how to be aware of their surroundings and to act in precautionary ways in order to keep safe and feel in control and confident concerning safety at work.
Safety precautions apply to all your employees. Your staff should be made aware of these measures. Good security guards are always one step ahead; they automatically see what could develop into a worse scene scenario, and take precautions in the event it does escalate. One particularly useful precaution that is easily done by your staff is to immediately locate exits in a room which can be used in case of an emergency.
Know the Layout of the Building
When first starting a job or even if you have worked somewhere for a while, but haven’t discovered where all the stairways are located, familiarize yourself with the layout of your workplace. Pay particular attention to the location of all doors and exits.
In cases where there is a skeleton crew, during overnight shifts for instance, a security guard will instill confidence in workers by making routine walking patrols of the building. Of course, this applies to daytime workers as well.
For more information about keeping your workplace safe, call Condor Security at 888 614 5317 or contact us here.