One of the best ways to improve productivity in your company is to make your employees feel safe and comfortable when they report to work. Along with making the company a safe place to work psychologically so employees are comfortable coming to you when they have a problem, you also need to ensure the building is physically safe. Here are three things you can do to make your business building a safe place to work.
Have an Emergency Plan
Emergencies happen unexpectedly and whether you are involved in a natural disaster or a robbery, having a response plan in place will increase the likelihood of all of your employees getting out of the building safely. You should have a plan for various emergency scenarios and review them periodically to ensure all of your employees know what to do if something happens. It is also a good idea to look into tactical response solutions.
Practice Good Sanitation
Many employees, especially those with underlying health conditions, may not feel safe coming to work if the building isn’t cleaned or sanitized regularly. If one employee comes to work with a contagious disease such as the flu, chances are the illness is going to spread through the company if the building isn’t sanitized properly. Hiring a third-party service to clean the building once a week is a great way to improve health practices. You should also sanitize common areas such as break rooms and door handles each day to avoid spreading germs among your employees.
Choose a Building With Few Windows
Although many people enjoy being able to look outside while they work, having a lot of windows in your business building could be disastrous if a natural disaster hits. Earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and floods can all shatter glass. Not only will your employees be exposed to the elements if this happens, but they could also be injured by the shattered glass. Limiting the number of windows in your business building is the best way to decrease the chance of this happening.
Keeping your employees safe should be your top priority. Workers who feel safe are more likely to be productive, improving the bottom line of your company, and they are also more likely to remain loyal to your business so you can cut your job turnover rate. These three practices can help create a safe environment for your employees so start implementing them today.