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5 Ways to Improve Workplace Safety

Cameras at a workplace for safety
Written by Nancy

925 workplace fatalities were recorded in Canada in 2019. That means 925 families lost their loved ones due to someone’s negligence. You can help prevent these accidents at your workplace by taking a few precautionary measures.  

Besides, having a sense of security and safety can increase employee satisfaction, productivity and can save the company from huge losses. It’s essential to take all precautionary measures rather than turning a blind eye; after all, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

Here are some ways you can enhance the security of your workplace:

Install a Monitored System

This includes the installation of CCTVs, cameras, complete access control with fingerprints or authorized cards. A monitored system can keep a check on the activities at your office. For instance, if there’s a fire at your workplace, the CCTV can be used to track down the person who went in last to ensure their safety.

Invest in Sensors and Alarms

Sensors can help detect an emergency and alert people to take necessary precautions.  Moreover, it will help you stay vigilant and protect the workplace from damages.

Adding signs and labels at the workplace can also help remind people of the security guidelines.

Conduct Regular Training Programs

Employees should be aware of what they should do in case of an emergency rather than being clueless. Providing comprehensive workplace security courses and training programs will make your employees familiar with what actions they should carry out in an emergency. It’ll be an added advantage if you include first aid courses in training programs.

A handbook or e-book outlining all security measures should be available for the employees at all times.

Have an Emergency Plan

It is essential to have a backup emergency response plan to overcome the risks of potential emergency scenarios, such as a natural disaster, fire, theft, etc. The emergency plan should include information and SOPs regarding using fire exits, evacuating, a sheltered place, and stabilizing the situation.

Assign responsibilities to each employee to help them stay proactive. Moreover, plan a mock emergency evacuation as well to see if there are any loopholes in your current program so you can make it more effective.

Carry Out Regular Inspections

Make sure that the equipment at the workplace is always clean. There’s no leakage or spills anywhere to avoid potential dangers. It’s also important to check that there are no machine malfunctions and you service and monitor the machines regularly.

Metro Safety provides a range of workplace safety courses, ranging from fall protection training to confined space training. To minimize the risk of potential threats for your employees at the workplace and know more about workplace safety courses, contact Metro Safety at 604-521-4227.

About the author


I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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