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3 Ways to Make Your Business Safer

July 10, 2018 No Comments

Featured article by Calvin Paige, Independent Technology Author

Making sure that your business is a safe and protected environment is very beneficial when it comes to making a more productive and creative workspace. If your employees are more concerned about health and safety issues than they are about maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction, then you have a problem. Creating a safer business means a multi-pronged approach that will cover every potential risk that your company faces and devising a strategy that minimizes those risks. If you’re looking for ways to protect your staff, your business, and your customers, then here are the areas that you should be looking at first.

Being safe online

With so much of business in the modern age managed over the web, it’s no surprise that one of the key areas of safety that you need to look at is your online security. This is much easier to accomplish than you might think. With the ever constant threat of global cybercriminals, most people are aware of the potential risks of unsafe internet use. However, when almost 90% of cyberattacks are successful due to employee error or bad security practices, it’s important that you get ahead of the issue. Initiate regular online safety sessions, so that your staff recognize your commitment to online safety, and also learn about the most common scams and tactics used by cybercriminals.

Protecting your physical premises

While much of the security concerns that you have will be related to your online activities, too many companies neglect to consider their offline security as well. This can be a costly and damaging mistake, because real-world threats have gone nowhere. There are two real factors to consider when it comes to offline security, and your premises will be a much safer environment if you take the time to get them both as robust as possible.

- Protect your premises: Having an effective and visible alarm system from Eurolink Security will go a long way to deterring any potential opportunistic criminals that may be passing. This is a fantastic way to ensure that you don’t arrive at work in the morning and face a disaster. You should also consider installing HD security cameras around sensitive areas both internal and external to your business property. This not only protects you further, but can also reduce the cost of your insurance payments as well.

- Hire the right staff: It is never easy to get the right staff at the right time, and it’s all too easy to find out after the fact that your new hire is lazy or irresponsible when it comes to security or their interactions with other staff members. This can very swiftly become a safety issue, as discontented staff are much more likely to make mistakes or in a worst-case scenario, start to resent their workday. Make sure that you check all previous work references and look for the most common warning signs that may indicate a potentially malicious or lazy new hire.

Having a safe work environment will make your business much safer in the short and long term. If you want to ensure that your business is focused on productivity and creativity, then pay some attention to the safety strategies that you have in place and make amendments where needed. The safe business is the one most likely to grow successfully.

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