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Safety procedures at Work


paperfree Aditi Bansal


Updated on Monday, July 17, 2017

Creating and implementing safety procedures in the work place help you ensure the continued safety of your team, giving them the confidence and assurance they need to excel at work.

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Designing and implementing safety procedures in the workplace is about ensuring the safety of customers, employees, and visitors, in an effort to reduce the stress associated with working in the specific environment. Every leadership team in a company should invest in developing and implementing a safety procedure at work to promote a safe work environment for employees and other stakeholders.

Some factors to consider in the creation of a workplace safety procedures include:

Concise reporting is instrumental to creating an effective workplace safety procedure. The best way to improve employee involvement is to include a reporting process centered around their concerns. In the case of emerging safety issues, offer re-training opportunities to prevent scenarios where employees have to deal with the issue on their own without the necessary safety information. Once all your team members learn and understand the necessary safety procedures: follow up to ensure they report safety issues promptly. Gradually, you develop a safety culture where employees have a say in their own safety.

Evacuation

In the case of emergencies such as explosions, spills or a fire, all your team members need to know the right evacuation measures. Start by creating an evacuation procedure that caters to everyone on the team. You should include details such as the closest emergency exit; safety points per department to ensure everyone is out of the building; what to carry with you as you evacuate; alternative evacuation routes and reporting procedure per team. Test your evacuation plan with all employees and ensure all emergency exits are accessible by ensuring regular maintenance. Additionally, make sure every new team member gets a walkthrough of the emergency exits and learns the evacuation procedures.

First Aid Kit

Your safety plan must include a first aid kit in the office. If you operate in multiple building or floors, every building or floor should have its own first aid kit. Position the kit at an access point, where everyone can see it and get to it fast. The basics to add to your first aid kit include headache medication, medical adhesive tape, surgical gauze, sterilized bandages, over-the-counter pain medication and antibacterial ointment. You should also add site-specific emergency items such as eyewash for a chemical environment.



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