Keep your business safe with these four tips
Keeping your employees, customers and business safe should always be a top priority and, depending on your industry and business, that can mean different things for different people. Whether it’s ensuring you are meeting health and safety requirements in a kitchen, or your IT security software is up to date, evaluating your risks on a regular basis is vital.
It’s important to make sure you’re developing health and safety guidelines to keep everyone within your company safe and monitor them for continuous improvement. These include:
- Investing in health and safety training – According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Board of Canada’s most recent statistics, in 2019, 925 workplace fatalities were recorded in Canada. Ensuring that all your employees undergo proper heath and safety training is imperative to helping reduce injuries and accidents in the workplace. This in turn will improve productivity and lessen the chance of business disruption. A good health and safety record also lets your employees know that you care about them and builds trust in your company and brand.
- Practicing good cyber hygiene – In 2021, cyber incidents were nearly twice as likely to impact businesses as natural disasters and theft combined. To help prevent an incident, performing routine maintenance and regular improvements that strengthen digital security is key. This includes regular employee training, using multi-factor authentication and email filtering software. Good cyber hygiene not only keeps your company safe but also your employees and customers personal information as well.
- Promoting a culture of safety – Your employees should know who they can talk to if they have safety concerns or notice something that may have been missed. Empowering your team with knowledge and creating an open line of communication is essential. This can include holding regular health and safety meetings, using proper tools and equipment and promoting regular stretching and work breaks.
- Performing routine risk assessments – This can vary depending on your region so staying up to date on the regulatory requirements needed to run your business is important. Your Rogers Insurance broker can help develop a risk management program that will help streamline and manage the processes to give you peace of mind. Using our knowledge of your industry, we can reduce your risk exposure and identify opportunities to maximize your coverage through solutions that include operational audits for best practices within your industry, contract reviews for risk exposures and valuations of your equipment to ensure the correct coverage levels.
Remember that accidents can happen in the safest of workplaces which is why proper insurance coverage is also important in helping your business recover if an incident does happen. Contact us today to speak to one of our experienced commercial brokers and learn more about managing your risks.