How to Choose the Right Safety Technology
While most businesses have at least some safety protocols in place for their staff, protecting employees from violence, injury and medical emergency continues to be a significant challenge for employers.
While most businesses have at least some safety protocols in place for their staff, protecting employees from violence, injury and medical emergency continues to be a significant challenge for employers. So, how do businesses successfully mitigate risk for their workers in dangerous environments?
Start by Identifying Safety Gaps
The ability to be connected almost anywhere has improved the issue of worker safety – Staying connected, however, isn’t the only consideration businesses must make when putting a worker safety program into place. When choosing a technology, be wary of the existing safety gaps that come with that technology.
Consider the following:
• Can the lone worker realistically call for help in every situation?
• How does the technology handle alerts?
• Will workers embrace using the technology?
• Is the technology simple to operate?
Conduct a Full Safety Assessment
Conducting a full and thorough audit of your employee and worker safety risks, as well as your existing safety procedures is an imperative first step to protecting your employees. Your safety audit should provide you with critical information about your risks and the individual needs of your business and employees.
Choose a Platform and Technology That Fit Your Needs
The latest technology can streamline your safety plan and create an efficient and effective way to keep your at-risk employees safe. Not every technology, however, works for every business and every worker. Look for a technology platform that can be customized to your specific needs.
Pilot and Test It
Once you’ve chosen a technology, you should launch a pilot program before making a full, long-term commitment. This requires more than just simply using it. During the pilot phase, plan training for your employees and thoroughly test the new technology to determine if it works for your specific business needs and for your workers.
Deploy It—and Continue Testing
Once you’ve piloted and tested your technology it’s ready to onboard. However, to ensure everything is working correctly and your employees are doing their part by following protocol, you must continuously review and test your procedures. Look for gaps you may have missed in your initial assessment. Adjust when there are changes to the way your business or your employees operate.
Need Help Implementing Technology to Improve Your Workplace Safety?
Locate Global delivers a workforce safety solution to keep your employees safe and your business compliant. We work with you to create a customized approach to worker safety that minimize risk for your workers and your business.
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