How To Protect Your Employees With a Commercial Security System
Your Employees Are Your Business
The very last thing you want to hear is that there has been an ‘incident’ at your business.
Whether it is a phone call from your employee, or a call from the police, as soon as you hear this message, you know that you and your business are in trouble.
If you are the owner or CEO of a brick and mortar store, a restaurant, a gas station, a bank, a school, a church or a service provider with a fleet of trucks and a slew of employees, you never want harm to come to your employees, correct?
Regardless of the potential harm and suffering of your employees, accidents also harm your reputation and your pocketbook!
Identify Potential Danger and Risk in the Workplace – Step 1
The first step to giving your employees protection and safety is to properly identify potential problems. This is done by a thorough inspection of your property, as well as an inspection of your safety procedures, followed by an emergency planning and training session!
Here are a few areas to look at
(this may very well not be a complete list – we are not risk managers!)
- Lighting in parking lots
- Safety procedures for heavy equipment (signage and training)
- Locking mechanism to keep employees in and danger out
- Heavy lifting and storing and stacking products
- Loading, unloading, and driving procedures
- Fire safety
- and more!
Protect Your Employees With Safety Tools and Protocols – Step 2
The next thing on your list after identifying potential risks in the workplace is to give your employees access to tools and training to keep themselves and your customers safe!
That translates to tools and protocols like
- Locking up procedures
- Fire safety procedures and drills
- First Aid Kit and First Aid and CPR training for employees
- Cameras and additional lighting in parking lots and backrooms
- Emergency exit drills
- and more!
To make all this easier to implement, we suggest you rely on technology to help you do all this, as we do in our own business! Check out the third step!
Use Technology To Monitor, Alert, and Call For Assitance – Step 3
We recommend using technology to keep your employees safe from harm. We at Strand Security utilize and rely on these same products, brands, and the same security equipment to keep our own employees (and families) safe from harm!
Here is a list of safety and security products that can increase the overall safety of your employees while they are in your care!
The single best precaution to take is to get a
After that, these are our top choices for additional security!
If you employ even just one person, you owe it to them to keep them safe from harm!
In 2020, this hotel chain will offer panic buttons to all its employees, including housekeepers, desk staff and food workers! Way to go!
News Stories of Business Robberies
We want to leave you with a few links to news stories;
Stories, where a silent alarm helped call the police for help
A close-to-home story where an employee was rendered helpless, and was harmed because of a lack of precaution
Who Are You Going To Protect? Who Will You Call?