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Is Personal Safety YOUR Concern?

Posted 9:00pm, 14 Apr 2017

By taking a few very simple precautions, you can reduce the risk to yourself, and you can also also discourage creeps who commit crimes.
These (dooosh bags) are capable of harming people with little provocation, warning or remorse..

So whether at you are at work, at home, or out on the street, take some precautions and don't be a statistic.

 

Safety At Home

 

Personal Safety At  Work  

Opening the business:  Have two employees together meet and unlock the business if possible.
One should stay outside, while the other checks the interior.
If two people cannot open, communication tools and mobile duress alarms should always be provided.

Closing the Business:  Employees should accompany each other to their vehicles-- especially at night. If this is not possible, a security guard should escort the last employee to his/her car. If security is not available, a proactive tracking tool should be provided with a mobile duress system.

Panic buttons and mobile duress/tracking:  Install panic buttons onsite.
Provide teams with mobile personal safety tools. Make sure they are simple to use, work when a device is broken and that they do not require an employee to actively be able to 'press something'.
Many situations will be escalated is a device is taken out, a photograph taken.
DONT turn an assault into something even worse..

Controlling Access:  This enhances personal security.  Keep secondary exits secure.  
Limit access to 'secondary exits' by non-employees by having doors alarmed and labeled
"EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY" or limit access to the area around the door.

Keep Restrooms Locked:  In a retail or any sole charge situation, be in control of access to storage areas, restrooms etc.  
This prevents people with bad intentions from hiding in waiting and "breakouts."

Bank Deposits and Withdrawls:  Making bank deposits alone can be dangerous.  
Employees making deposits should always go in pairs. If you are alone, vary deposit times and carry the deposit inside a purse or a plain bag.  
Do not use a bank bag or a bag with a name on it.
Never make deposits after closing, as this is obvious for hold-ups.

Taking out rubbish:  Doing this in pairs is much safer than doing it alone, for the employees and for the business.

Visibility: Keep parking and walking areas well lit, and keep the area around the building clear of rubbish, clutter and any debris.
Stacks of boxes and pallets can be hiding places for perpetrators of crime.
Install mirrors or security cameras in rooms with blind corners and in enclosed parking facilities.

Help Keep Employees Safe

 Safety While Out & About

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