Dealing with Traumatic Incidents at Work Place
Many years ago the workplaces were not as safe as they are today and this has been made possible by safety and health legislation. Sometimes accidents do happen, but the major accidents and incidents are rare and do not happen with the same intensity like they used to do before. When the accidents occur the small business owners, and the business managers need to have systems in place on how they can deal with the aftermaths of these accidents when they occur. The employer and the employees can have huge repercussions if they are not properly prepared. Understand the necessary actions that you can use when this happens. There are some few tips that can help you so that you can be well prepared. There is an important need to understand the types of traumatic incidents that can happen. Some of the traumatic incidences that happen at workplace include burglary. Burglary can happen in places like It companies, places where they keep cash and even pharmaceuticals. If unfortunately, a burglary occurs, there will be damages, but if these criminals target your workplace during the working hours, the whole incident can escalate to violence.
Because it is legal in many states to have a firearm there is a rise in violent crimes and especially so in workplaces. All companies have to ensure that they are properly prepared to take care of these traumatic incidences whenever they occur. Also in workplaces the numbers of people who are committing suicide have been on the rise and people who have personal problems just choose to commit suicide at the workplace.
Another way that you can be well prepared is to have a risk assessment. If your working environment has high-stress levels there is a higher chance that employees might have suicidal thoughts, and places like the abortion clinics are prone to violent protests.
Always companies should adopt ways in which they can prevent these incidences from occurring. All the employees who are being hired have to be well securitized and the company have to ensure that they have their records well understood before they employ them. If you treat your employees with respect you raise the bar even higher of preventing any unnecessary incidences from happening.
Have an outlined plan like the panic alarms, a safe place where the employees can run and hide until the rescue police team arrives. Also educate your staff about the risk factors if your place of work is high risk and be sure that all the employees understand the security protocols, and encourage them to suggest extra measures that can be considered in the safety plans.
Provide for counseling services for all the employees who are affected.