How to Reduce Work-Related Accidents
June is National Work Safe Month, which means it’s a great time to reevaluate the health, safety, and security of your workplace facilities. Health and safety are part of an employer’s Duty of Care. Here are our top 10 tips to reduce work related accidents.
Conduct a Risk Assessment
Cary out a risk assessment with a professional. Look for opportunities to reduce risk at the workplace. Make a prioritized list of items that need to be address first.
Keep track of safety improvement
Set up a schedule for lower priority risks identified in the assessment, and keep your employees updated on the plan of action to address all risks. Let them know as you make updates to security, fire safety, and health systems.
Include your employees and gather input from them about health and safety measures that can be taken among their teams.
Conduct Safety Drills
Conduct regular fire and safety drills. Utilizing the fire safety and security systems you have in place, run regular drills so your team know what to do in case of an emergency.
Make sure all equipment is regularly maintenance, and partner with a safety and security specialist to ensure you have a maintenance plan in place for fire safety systems, security systems, and health systems.
Keep it Tidy
Make sure exits are kept clear and your employees have protocols in place to keep spaces tidy and clean for easy evacuations should the need arise. A clean work space can also reduce the number of workplace accidents.
Consult with an Expert
Consult with an Expert. Partner with an expert in workplace safety to help identify new safety solutions. Although you may already have a sprinkler and fire safety system in place, there may be new tools available to ensure your team is well protected by making minor upgrades, or replacing components that are end-of-life. Schedule a consultation with our security and safety experts here. If you’d like to see what security and safety solutions, visit our commercial or small business solutions pages.
Stock your first Aid Kits
Keep a well-stocked first aid kit, and offer training on first aid to your team.
Train your staff. Make sure that everyone knows how to use the safety tools available to them, and what to do in an emergency. Make sure this is part of your onboarding process for new team members.
Reduce Stress. By having the right tools in place, and providing knowledge to your team members, you’ll help keep stress down.