We spend most of our waking hours at work. Therefore there’s plenty of opportunity for emergency situations to rise in these environments. There could be fires, robberies, health issues and even stress related issues that could rise. All this despite all the office safety and health polices that are in place. Having said that, we cannot avoid going to our work places with the hope of avoiding fatality. That would be unwise and not practical. However, while there are already stipulated mechanisms put in place for workplace safety, you could also take into consideration additional means of strengthen security and safety.
Having a check on the main entrances
Keep an eye on all the entrances in the form of doors and windows and even ventilation openings. Make sure they are locked properly before leaving for the day and also be observant enough to notice any break-ins that can be subtle when you open office the following day. Having special digitals locks using an identification mechanism can really help in securing the office. This could be thumbprint or retina or even a card system. Added to this, you could consider having a special camera system to record movement in at office. You could have this either throughout the day or after office hours. Technology has advanced so much that you really can make use of it to keep your workplace safe.
As much as there are external threats that are lurking around, there could also be threats from within your own workplace. This is not a pleasant thought. You could use simple mechanisms to protect your work and your privacy. Your belongings and documentation can be safely put away under lock and key if you have some sensible shopfitters Perth installed. Your computer can be password protected, and not left open for anyone to browse through. Also there are many inexpensive systems that can be installed to protect not only your work but also your personal information stored in your laptops.
Know whom you are working with
You might not want to be on first name basis with all your office colleagues, but it would certainly help if they know your face and you know theirs. If you were familiar with those at least on your floor, then you would notice a camouflaging outsider who could turnout to be a potential threat. Yet another simple precautionary method would be to keep a visitors log and a visitor’s badge. This could help in identifying times they arrived, purpose of visiting your workplace and with whom they made contact.
Keep your employees up-to-date on safety measures
Safety measures can make your office look good on safety policy, but could mean nothing if your employees are unaware of it. Train them on safety measures such as emergency exits, and how to use emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers. Make safety key in the minds of your workers, not only to keep the space safe but to responsibly provide safety to your employees too.