Daily Archives: March 18, 2015

Be cautious

3 Situations that Can Cause Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Be cautiousAn employee’s safety can take a back seat when you focus your attention on your company’s performance. The company’s output and the worker’s productivity go hand in hand, so you should always consider these two together. Start caring for your workers by avoiding common mistakes.

Using the Wrong Equipment

Each tool has a specific use. Accidents may happen when workers use the wrong equipment. To avoid this, give your employees the right tools for certain tasks.

In line with this, you should ensure that all equipment works properly. Do regular equipment testing and maintenance. Be aware that some tools require more frequent repairs or testing.

For example, test fire extinguishers every 6 months, but maintain fire reels biannually. Through regular inspections, you can determine existing problems and uncover potential ones. Once identified, assign someone to address these problems immediately—someone who has the right skills for the job.

Assigning the Wrong Person

The right persons should be assigned to certain tasks to make sure that they know what to do. It also improves the employees’ competence at work. To manage this, let them undergo workshops and study manuals on the proper handling of equipment they will use.

This also includes securing the safety of people in risk-prone areas. Take 5 examples of safety precautions include providing safety gear and safety tags.

Having an Unorganized Work Area

Your work setting affects your worker’s efficiency. Give them a clean work area where everything has a proper place. This helps them do more because there are no distractions.

An organized space can help them focus and be more efficient–it lessens the risk of confusion. Imagine a cluttered desk where you can’t see everything—a sharp object might be underneath some paper and it can cause accidents.

Always consider the safety of your employees. Be a responsible employer and aim for a risk-free working environment.