It is important to provide a safe and secure working environment for employees in order for them to be as comfortable and productive as possible.
This not only means making sure the building in which they are working is only accessible to authorized staff and visitors but also ensuring workers stay healthy and unharmed.
There are many factors to consider, so you can take a look at the three main areas of workplace security and what needs to be in place to create the safest working environment for your business.
Making sure the only people in the building have permission to be there is number one for ensuring your staff is safe when they come into work.
The easiest way to do this is to have an up-to-date access control system that offers the latest technology.
Remsdaq Access Control provides access control systems that can include card readers, keypads, or even biometric readers that scan fingerprints, facial features, or other unique characteristics to permit or deny access. This can also be used alongside a unique PIN to further increase security.
The addition of surveillance cameras, as well as a security officer, increases the safety of staff when entering and exiting the building and when in outside areas such as the parking lot.
Safe Working Environment
Reducing the risk of your staff coming to harm at work is not only a good idea for recruiting and retaining the best staff, but it is also your responsibility under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Keeping the building and its contents in good order is paramount to avoiding accidents, so staying up to date with repairs is essential.
Trips and falls are common incidents that cause injury in the workplace, so it’s an employer’s responsibility to provide proper safety equipment for working at heights and everyone’s responsibility to keep walkways free from slip and trip hazards.
This is an area where it’s important everyone receives proper training to keep themselves and others safe.
For mental and physical health, encourage workers to take regular breaks to stretch, walk around and get fresh air.
More ergonomic workstations such as standing desks and encouraging healthier working practices such as walking meetings are other options modern offices are incorporating to improve on more unhealthy office practices.
You might even consider providing healthier stack options, either as a staff perk or in vending machines, to encourage workers to make better food choices.
More welcoming surroundings can make workers happier to come to work, helping to maintain good mental health, so even a change of color scheme or the inclusion of some plants can have a positive effect.
Along with these measures, it’s important to keep channels of communication open with staff who can inform you of any additional measures they might find useful or update you as new problems arise, such as something which may need to be replaced or repaired.
A happy and healthy workforce is at the root of a well-run business, so making sure staff benefit from a secure work environment is essential.