Feeling Safe in the Workplace Is a Necessity

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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

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.

Choosing The Best Home Security System

Securing your home should be one of your top priorities as a homeowner. There is nothing more important than ensuring the safety and the security of your loved ones. In addition, spending some money now on a good security system will save you a lot of money in the long run by protecting you from burglaries.

Did you know that if you have a good home alarm and security system, you can also sometimes save money on your homeowner’s insurance? Many insurance companies will offer you discounts of ten percent or more, simply because your home is a lot safer if you have a home security system installed.

Flexibility comes first

The first thing you should look for when choosing security services is flexibility. You want to have the ability to install security cameras all around your home, even (and especially) in places where you do not usually frequent. That is one of the benefits of choosing a wireless security camera service. Security cameras that do not require wires offer you a lot more flexibility when it comes to where you can install them.

Another part of the flexibility you want is the ability to add more cameras and more features later on if you want to. Ask the security services company whether they would be able to help you out in the future if your needs change, or you need more security features.

Look for great customer support

You should also look for a company that will be there for you to provide you with great customer support if the need arises. You will probably face some technical problems in the future with your security system, so it is good to know that you have someone to turn to, someone who will be able to connect you with a specialist who will come down and fix things up.

Assess your needs

You also have to be aware of the various kinds of security systems that are available. For example, you may just want a home alarm system. That is fine. However, some people will want more advanced security systems, such as ones that have security cameras.

Others will want to go a step further and get a monitored home security system, where there is someone on hand twenty-four seven who will notify the police or the fire department if they spot anything suspicious on the cameras around your home. It all depends on your needs and your wants.

Don’t forget to consider emergency backup

You should also be aware that power outages may affect your security system. Not surprisingly, this is less of an issue when it comes to wireless systems. Wireless systems that use batteries are less prone to power outages. Wired systems have an additional problem, and that is that if they do not have a backup battery, an experienced burglar may be able to disable it by cutting the right wires.

Are you a condo building manager looking to provide an extra layer of security? Call Condor Security today at 416-410-4035 or contact us here.