How To Protect Your Business and Employees from Harm
Are You a Small Business Owner with Employees?
If you are a small business owner on the Grand Strand, in either Horry County or Georgetown County and you have employees, you know how hard it is to keep good workers around.
The Myrtle Beach area is a fairly transient area. While we have 1400+ new residents moving to the area each month, many don’t plan very well for their move to the Grand Strand. Crime is on the rise in certain areas, and robberies happen.
As a small business owner, you manage your business and you manage your employees. That’s a lot of management and responsibility.
Your main job is to keep your customers happy and your employees safe from harm!
That is where we at Strand Security come in.
How To Protect a Business and Employees From Harm to the Best of Your Ability
Knowledge is power. We know you know it.
How are you putting this into practice?
Are you educating your staff on safety procedures, first aid, fire safety and more?
Or are you doing only what is required by law?
Happy employees create happy customers. Simple as that!
Let us help you create a safe and secure environment for your employees in order for them to serve your customers with a smile on their face!
Here are 7 Ways to Protect Your Business and Employees from Harm
While this is not a complete list, this is a great place to start!
1) Mandatory Safety Training
Put each new employee through safety training.
That training would include
- securing the premises
- fire safety
- heavy machinery operation
- heavy equipment rules and safety
- emergency exit plan
- accident plan
2) Safety Rules and Regulation Signage
Once each employee has gone through safety training classes/workshops, keep this information fresh in the minds of all who’ve attended by installing safety rules and regulation signage and reminders in your place of business.
3) Update Safety Procedures Quarterly
Bring in an expert at least once per year, but preferably quarterly to update safety procedures.
A 30-minute reminder about rules and regulations goes a long way to keeping everyone safe at work! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
4) Hire Security and Safety Officers
This suggestion is good for certain industries and businesses; not everyone needs a security or safety officer on staff! However, in certain places and certain situations, this suggestion warrants a second look!
5) Install a Monitored Security System
If keeping your employees safe is your # 1 concern in your business, give them and yourself peace of mind and have a professional security company equip your place of business with a monitored security system!
6) Install Security Cameras
In addition to a monitored system, adding security cameras is an even better way to keep your employees out of harm’s way.
7) Install Panic Buttons
Last but not least, a panic button will be one of the best investments your small business can make to ensure the safety of your employees, and yourself at all times. Industries that should consider panic button include, but are not limited to
- gas stations
- retail stores
- jewelry stores
- liquor stores
- pawn shops
- and many others!
Additional Safety Training To Offer
While the following training suggestions aren’t required for most small businesses, we suggest you as the owner provide additional opportunities for your employees to learn these next skills.
- Basic First-Aid
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