In today’s business environment, workplace security is an important issue. Have you considered providing safety training to your staff?
In my last article, I recommended that companies consider creating a crisis management manual to ensure their preparedness for natural or man-made disasters. In addition, you may want to provide some training to your employees on how to respond to certain crisis situations.
In Greenfield, Indiana, our local police department offers an on-site training class on topical issues such as what to do in the event of an armed intruder. Captain Brian Guinn came to Bookkeeping Plus recently to present the program. He emphasizes the key is to stay alert to your surroundings and take action if something seems amiss. “If there is somebody around your workplace who doesn’t look like they belong there or who seems suspicious, let your supervisor know right away or call the police,” he says. When it comes to your safety, be proactive!
The Greenfield Police Department also offers a hands-on self-defense class, which my staff and I attended. It was very informative. Thanks again to Captain Guinn and his colleagues for their excellent community outreach.
You might want to consider contacting the law enforcement agencies in your area to see if they offer training in being prepared for a workplace emergency. —Beth (Reynolds) Marsh, CEO