As a business owner, employee safety is paramount to your success. Every employee should feel safe and secure from the moment they walk in to open, to the moment they leave after closing. Keeping your employees safe is your responsibility – fortunately, it can be easy if you take the right steps!
Read on to discover the most important tips to improve employee safety at your business.
Invest in Security Systems
In business, most things are complicated. Fortunately, you can improve employee safety with one simple step: invest in a modern, monitored security system. It may sound obvious to some, but many business owners think they can get by with stick-on door alarms and call it a day!
Monitored business security systems offer you a wealth of benefits with minimal effort required. All you need to do is contact a reputable security company and let them set up the perfect system for you! Our security systems can include several means of protecting your employees from external and internal threats:
- Monitored Security Alarms
- Security Cameras
- Access Control
- Environmental Monitoring
- Fire & Smoke Alarms
A business security system with a wide range of coverage maximizes your business’s employee safety at all times of day – from the moment they open the building to the minute it’s closed.
Safety & Security Training
The second pillar of employee safety, along with your state-of-the-art security system, is to keep your employees up-to-date with safety and security training. Depending on the type of business you run, you may have several factors impacting employee safety. Heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals and environmental hazards are all common issues for businesses.
While you may have an employee safety manual or other literature to get employees up to speed on safety, you should take the initiative to perform active safety training. This ensures they understand the necessary safety protocols in your business and execute them properly. All the rules and regulations in the world won’t keep your employees safe if they aren’t being followed appropriately!
Likewise, your security system becomes even more effective when your employees understand how it works. Teach your staff how to use relevant features of door alarms to make sure they’re properly arming and disarming it when necessary. If your employees understand you or a manager can remotely unlock doors, they can contact you when they forget their access card, preventing your business from opening late!
Ultimately, a properly trained staff supported by the best security system available will combine to minimize risk factors and let you and your staff focus on providing the best service for your customers or clients.
When It Comes to Security: Quality Beats Price
Saving money is always ideal for any business – but only if it generates actual savings. Don’t fall into the trap of investing in a DIY or outdated security system that won’t provide you with real protection or cost you more down the road!
DIY security systems seem to have a lot of bells and whistles. However, installing a DIY security system can leave your business with gaps for savvy burglars or unethical employees to take advantage of. Award-winning security companies like Habitec provide more than just on-going monitoring and state-of-the-art products, we also provide a security audit.
Without a security audit, you may miss key parts of a security system – these features or equipment could be critical for your business. Alternatively, you could spend a fortune on unnecessary or redundant devices. The real cost of a DIY system can’t be known for months or years after you’ve already invested the initial payment.
Likewise, unmonitored security systems provide far less employee safety or property security. If your alarm triggers, you may be the only one notified. If you aren’t near your phone, you may not be able to alert the authorities in time to catch whoever set it off. Habitec’s Central Station monitors your security system 24/7 and can contact the authorities within seconds of an alarm being triggered.
Use Your Security Devices to Review Risks
You can’t spend every waking moment at your business. Running a small business is a challenge, and whether you need to travel for work or to take some well-deserved time off, you should be able to leave without having to worry about employee safety and security.
Our modern security system gives you the freedom to travel or relax while still being able to instantly check in with your staff. Security cameras, access control and your primary security alarms can all be accessed anywhere you can connect to WiFi!
Do you want to make sure your employees made it safely into work in the morning? Simply check to see if they unlocked the business – or even take a quick look at your camera feed to make sure things are running smoothly.
Contact Us Today to Secure Your Business!
Continue to keep your business safe! Our security experts can perform a security evaluation and provide custom-designed, integrated security solutions backed by award-winning, 24-hour local monitoring. Contact us today!
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