We spend a great deal of time making sure that our business environment looks good. We not only want our customers to feel comfortable when they arrive, but we also fall in love with the environment – that could possibly propel them to patronize us again. While doing all of this, do you also make sure that your business environment is safe? There are very minor (and major) accidents that happen in the work environment that could have been avoided if certain measures had been put in place.
Here are some ways to create a safe working environment;
Don’t get things piled up. When you are attending to two, three, four or more customers at the same time, it’s likely for your employees to bring out a lot of goods, and then get the whole place piled up with products. Make sure it is cleared up immediately. When an environment is littered with so many things, minor accidents are bound to happen; you could step on sharp objects, or topple over some things. So make sure your work environment is not only beautiful, but clean and safe too.
Practice hygiene. You sure don’t want your employees coming down with a flu or any other type of disease. We talked about keeping your environment clean and one way you can achieve that is by providing the necessary things that keep an environment clean; mops, brooms, mops, soaps, water, hand sanitizers and many more. These things might look so little, but they are all needed.
Use Safety Gear. Proper safety gear is imperative if you hope to foster a safe and healthy environment for your workers. You might think you’re just running a clothing store or restaurant, but notwithstanding, you need safety gears. For instance, restaurant workers need slip-resistant shoes and the thick fabric of a chef’s coat to protect him or her from the heat of the stove. Your cleaners need hand gloves and they ought to wear knee pads when they kneel down to scrub floors. Every job has its hazards, so you must find them out and prevent them.
Emergency exit. There are some things that will be out of your control, so you must have things like fire extinguishers and emergency exit – just in case, there’s a terrible occurrence and you need to vacate the premises immediately.
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