Millions of people are returning to work after a year and a half at home. While employees may be ready to step into the building, the office buildings themselves may need a little updating. For example, as a supervisor or decision-maker, you might have to improve your team’s safety protocols. If so, follow this ultimate safety checklist for office buildings to ensure that you don’t overlook anything.
An Advanced Security System
Every office building should have a security system in place. No one should be able to waltz into the office at their leisure. Luckily, there are many options regarding security that you can choose from. For starters, issue employees ID badges that admit them into the building. Those not wearing the badge would then need either an appointment or clearance from an employee to gain admittance into the building. In addition, there are more high-tech options for those who want to ensure no unauthorized people get in. For areas that require high levels of clearance, implement eye or hand scanners that examine these body parts to verify an employee’s identity before allowing them into the building. These methods can ensure no one who isn’t supposed to be there gets in.
A Fire Protection System
No one should underestimate the importance of fire protection systems in buildings. These devices warn people when a fire breaks out. Without these systems in place, a fire can spread undetected and put your people in danger. In addition to a fire protection system, managers should develop an evacuation plan. Staff should know exactly what to do and where to go when a fire breaks out.
Two years ago, sanitation stations wouldn’t have been on the ultimate safety checklist for office buildings. Yet, as everyone knows, the world has changed dramatically in a short period. Now, staff members must wear a mask to stop the spread of germs, and they should practice social distancing whenever possible. What’s more, sanitation stations can help slow the spread of COVID-19. This type of prevention makes every workplace a safer place to be.
Everyone deserves to feel safe at their workplace, and it’s the supervisor’s responsibility to make sure this happens. Luckily, none of these steps are all that difficult, so you should be able to put them in place without much trouble.