Safety in the workplace doesn’t just mean keeping cables tucked away and a first aid kit in the cupboard.
Check out these tips on how to run a safer business so that your premises and staff are kept safe.
Using Technology Safely
Cybersecurity “is now everyone’s problem, affecting our lives, our livelihoods and our way of life,” according to the US secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Kirstjen Nielsen.
By 2021, the value of cybercrime damage is expected to hit $6 trillion (€4.85 trillion) annually, a figure representing nearly 10% of the world economy.
If you don’t have the luxury of a cyber security expert on site, then make sure the basics are covered – install a proper firewall, use a trusted payments provider and regularly test your networks with security software.
Make sure employees take care in the use of their computers and personal devices also. Things like:
- Logging out when you’re finished with a programme
- Changing passwords regularly
- Using safe websites only
- Not allowing access to unknown sources
Regularly retrain your staff on how to use technology (and the internet) safely so that your business isn’t at risk.
Have Machinery Safety Tested – And Regularly
Even if you’ve thoroughly trained your staff on how to use machinery in the workplace, things can and will go wrong. It’s imperative to have them regularly safety tested and to maintain a level of training for staff on proper use.
More often than not, you may simply need to replace parts on your machines. Check out www.rnaautomation.com to see how their systems could help to keep your business safe.
Hire a Security Guard
No matter whether you’re selling diamond rings or you’re running a club, having a physical presence there to protect you, your staff, and your customers will benefit your business.
If budget allows, consider hiring security guards to ensure that the risk is at least reduced and you have a first line of defence.
Install Security Systems
Installing security systems like cameras and alarms is imperative, and there are a range of affordable options on offer these days.
Most security systems will alert you to any unusual activity through an app on your phone, which helps give you peace of mind when nobody is on your business premises.