Safety is a practice, which means you regularly have to review and update your training process. Keeping your team safe is all about keeping up to date on safety procedures. If you want to prevent workplace accidents, here are a few tips to help you improve safety training and continuous reinforcement with your team.
To reinforce safety as a top priority in your workplace, it should be regularly. Safety training isn’t “one and done.” It needs to be an ongoing conversation. Holding regular safety meetings will be essential to communicate updates and changes and reiterate crucial details about how the entire team should work together to stay safe.
Communication about safety shouldn’t just be reserved for special meetings. Accidents happen when someone is uncertain or uninformed. If changes occur in your safety policy, you must communicate it fast and effectively. This should be the case for anything, including procedures, materials, or other aspects of their day-to-day jobs.
Provide the Right Equipment
Your team will have a hard time adhering to your safety procedures if they’re not given the right tools to succeed. This doesn’t just cover machines or tools but also personal protective equipment or PPE. Depending on your environment, providing access to the right PPE will help keep your team safe and on the same page.
Lead by Example
Employees become quickly frustrated when they are in an environment where leadership doesn’t adhere to the same rules. “Do as I say, not as I do” isn’t a great mantra for a workplace. Management needs to lead by example if they want every level of employee to prioritize safety. Always follow your own rules, use PPE, and don’t cut corners.
Assemble an Effective Team
Safety starts at the very beginning. Choosing the right people to bring on board will help you build a team that prioritizes safety. Look for focused candidates who understand the goals of your business. Look for people who have been involved in safety processes in the past. And choose individuals who value cooperation and communication.
Do you want to know more ways to make safety a priority at your company? Contact Nextaff to learn more today.