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STAY ALERT: 6 Ways to Manage Safety in Business

SAFTEY is one of the pillars of profitability. For decades, after stringent regulations came into existence by force of law, safe working environments have been at the very heart of what it means to operate a business. The good news for owners and entrepreneurs is that there are dozens of excellent ways to increase and instill safe practices into any company’s every dayroutine. Managers ask themselves a variety of questions to create the right conditions for implementing effective strategies. These include consulting local fire-fighting authorities about how to protect property against disastrous losses. 

Additionally, fleet supervisors and owners of transport firms routinely employ software and systems to minimize the risk of vehicle collisions. Among other tactics for avoiding danger and loss of valuable company assets include holding regular meetings with insurance agents to review coverage and discuss necessary policy enhancements for newly acquired assets. Many management teams offer cash rewards to workers who have had no accidents for several months in a row. Others simply put theftprevention strategies into place and stay alert to hazardous situations.

Get Regular Fire Inspections

Contact local fire authorities and see about getting a free firesafety checkup. Most local departments conduct these inspections of commercial property for free, once per year. Some fire chiefs charge a small fee for the service, but it’s an efficient and smart way to make sure your workplace conforms to local fire codes and regulations. 

Use Fleet Management Systems

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Leaders in the transport industry know how to leverage the power of fleet software and systems to achieve high degrees of safety for drivers. What’s the newest feature of this already advanced application? It’s collision avoidance systems. Sometimes called driver assistance systems, the goal of the program is to minimize the chances of vehicle crashes. 

Additionally, a collision avoidance system can also decrease the severity of accidents that do happen by adjusting speed and vehicle angle of impact in the vital moments before the accident takes place. Some passenger vehicles sold to consumers include less sophisticated versions of this software, and it works well to protect drivers and passengers from collisions. If you want to learn more about all the variations of CAS offerings available to transport managers, you can review a guide online to help your company keep drivers and cargo safe and sound while on the road.

Schedule Insurance Consultations

One of the most common business insurance mistakes is not keeping up with everything the way you should. Speak with your insurance agent every six months to make sure all policies are current and that you account for any new assets or situations that impact contractual details. Licensed, experienced agents can walk you through the process, so you need not worry about missing any essential details.

Leverage Theft Prevention Tech

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Dealing with theft prevention is more related to security than outright safety issues, but smart measures can avert the loss of property and potential break-ins. Fortunately, surveillance camera systems and alarms are not as costly as they were just a few years ago. Consider purchasing a basic office security package and installing it on your premises.

Offer Rewards for Safety Related Performance

Let all employees know that they can earn cash bonuses for meeting specific safety benchmarks, like so many days without an accident, making a useful suggestion for enhancing workplace safety, or preventing a serious accident. The construction industry has achieved success with this technique, and other industries are catching on.

Be Alert

As a manager, one of your main responsibilities is to be alert to all safety-related conditions, potential hazards, and people who might pose a danger to others. Make a point of checking common areas for slip-and-fall hazards each day, asking workers if they have any safety concerns, and keeping an eye on parking lots, entryways, and places where accidents tend to happen.

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