Statistics and measurements are important. They can help us develop our firms correctly, help us gain a level of context in a certain situation, or might help us dictate our growing strategy. But numbers and analytics cannot tell the whole story. For example, we might understand quite clearly just how little engagement our last marketing campaign received, but we may not understand just how much damage that could have done to our reputation.
It’s important to understand that measurements are more complex than we might wish them to be, but that doesn’t deny the truth they hold. This goes for staff safety. We might understand that ten incidents happened that year, and why they happened. But we might not be able to understand just how better safe equipment could have prevented it, what measurements are to be put in place, and how to look at this issue comprehensively before we start making decisions. Keeping your staff safe is much more than an end-of-year statistic.
So, let us look deeper into it, together:
Ensure the Premises Are Secure
Even in small businesses and offices, it’s important to ensure that your staff are as protected as they could be. It’s likely the idea of anyone being able to walk in and behave how they might like is something you would want to prevent. That being said, enforce certain standards. For example, ensure that doors are locked, that employees are given the keys to certain rooms as they are always secure, that you use IP camera integration to ensure that your CCTV networks can happily keep in touch with the goings-on outside of your premises and within it. If you can apply this, then you can ensure the premises is secure, and you will not leave yourself open to the issues you would really rather avoid.
Invest in Better Methods
If you find that a new ventilation system is there to ensure that your manufacturing process can become less pollutive and better filtered, then that is something you must invest in. Perhaps new safety gear, such as even more secure cherry pickers, a better means of storing your goods, or even more heat-resistant gloves could all be worthwhile to stay on top of. This means that for a range of dangerous practices that many employees across the world have to interact with daily, there will be a gradual improvement in how safe they are interacting with this.
Listen to the Staff Experience
Have staff report on what they find most troubling about their job, and ask them how safe they feel. You can learn about this through an anonymous survey, which may give them a clearer chance to properly express themselves. There’s no point trying to protect the staff experience wholeheartedly while also failing to listen how they feel their experience is on a daily basis, and what could be improved. You may just come across some insights you may not have noticed otherwise.
With this advice, you’re sure to keep your staff safe, as much more than just an end-of-year statistic.