Every business owner wants to make their workplace as safe as possible. And you should be using the very best equipment to make that happen. Here are some forms of equipment that you might want to invest in.
Sitting at a desk might not seem like something that could be potentially unsafe. And most of the time it’s not. But there is now an increased awareness of things like repetitive strain injuries and posture problems. These can occur as a result not sitting correctly at a desk. For a start, employees should be allowed to move around during the day to avoid these kinds of problems. But there is also equipment that can minimize the risk. Adjustable desks allow the user to change the height of the desk to fit their needs. And they should also have a strong and supportive chair. Finally, foot rests can be very good at correcting employees’ sitting postures when they’re at their desks.
When you run a business, you have to be prepared for the worst. I’m sure you already have a fire safety plan in place but have you thought about the evacuation process? If there is a fire or another kind of safety hazard, people need to be got out of the building as quickly and safely as possible. You should have an emergency escape route in case the stairwell is blocked, and the lifts are out of use. You should also have evacuation chairs. These can be used to help disabled people out of the building, or anyone who has been injured and can’t walk out unaided.
Personal Protective Equipment
Everyone who is doing a job for your business needs to be given the correct personal protective equipment. This is a legal requirement, and it’s the full responsibility of the employer, not the employee. If the employee does not get given the right PPE, and then suffers an injury, they could claim for compensation, and I’m sure that’s not what you want. Obviously, the time of personal protective equipment that an employee needs will depend on the work that they do. If they are working at height, they will need a harness and a hard hat. And if they are carrying heavy items, they will need steel toe-capped footwear.
There are so many ways in which new technology can be used to improve safety in the workplace. For workplaces that are busy and there is lots of machinery and vehicles, wearable technology can now play a part in keeping everyone safe. There are new vests that are installed with sensors that can tell workers when there is something coming in their direction. This means that they won’t be taken by surprise by anything that heads towards them. People are often injured in these kinds of hectic environments, so the fact that is now being changed is a big deal. In the mining industry, companies can even use robotics to help people with injuries on the job.