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Ensuring Your Employees Are Keeping “Safe” (In Every Sense Of The Word).

February 6, 2020 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

( Employee safety and wellbeing are priorities for the vast majority of companies, but when you’re trying to run a competitive business the focus could be more on the bottom line than anything else. As we start to push our employees to deliver better work under tighter deadlines we’ve got to make sure that our employees are comfortable in the environment they operate in. But we also need to make sure that we prioritize this safety above everything else. How can we do this in an effective way?

Effective Monitoring Procedures

Monitoring every process can help you to get a better understanding of the metrics side of things but as far as your employees’ welfare is concerned you got to make sure that they are doing everything above board. This is harder when you are running a business where your employees are dispersed. Haulage industries can struggle from inefficient monitoring procedures but you can implement tech like video dash cameras or GPS devices that can transmit data so you know what is happening. We’ve got to be careful that our employees don’t feel they are being spied on. Monitoring is a completely different process and we have to remember that monitoring and the importance of metrics give us a far better idea of how to progress our business for the benefit of our employees.

External Advice

As we may struggle to find the best approach, external advice from legal services or law enforcement officials can give us a comprehensive idea with regards to security. Workplace safety comprises so many different aspects, from the physical nature of safety to protecting the business from external threats as well as the wellbeing of your employees. External advice can give you a new perspective on events.

Conduct Drills

Implementing a plan is common sense. With regard to issues like fires, you’ve got to conduct regular drills. It will be in the policy and procedures manual but if you want to make sure that your employees are as safe as possible but are also conducting their due diligence you may want to think about spot tests. For example, if you are concerned with potential data breaches incorporating a mock disaster can help to give you a far better idea of how people can handle it.

Get The Employees’ Opinion

We can put all the stops in place but if our employees don’t feel they are catered for, you must get their opinions. One of the biggest problems in the modern workplace is communication. You can implement as many communication tools as possible but if you are reluctant to receive brutal and honest feedback, your employees will never feel content in their roles. Turn it over to the employees and see what they have to say. It may not be what you’d like to hear but only then can you start to implement the right changes. 

Our employees need to feel safe and secure but they also have to feel comfortable enough to do their jobs. Keeping our employees safe is such a wide-ranging subject matter in the modern-day that we’ve got to provide numerous safety cushions.

Staff Writer; Roy Shaw

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