Dealing with Traumatic Incidents at Work Place
Because of the safety and health legislation measures that have been put in place the level of incidences at workplace have gone down. The major accidents and incidences have been avoided due to the companies putting preventive measures in place, although in some unfortunate incidences the accidents still occur. The company management should have a plan in place on how they can handle the incidences when they happen. The employer and the employees can have huge repercussions if they are not properly prepared. You should know on ways you can handle the incident when it occurs. 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. Burglaries are very common than you might think, and the commercial properties are mostly targeted. The IT companies, Pharmaceutical supplies and premises where they usually keep cash are just some of the buildings that are mostly targeted. If the burglaries happen at workplace there can be some violence, and so you have to be well prepared.
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. Others chose to just use their firearms to end their life at workplace especially in the protective service sectors and so you have to be well prepared to handle such incidences.
Another way that you can be well prepared is to have a risk assessment. Some other issues that you have to consider is ex-employees who have a history of mental illnesses or maybe depression and Other employees that you should be mindful of are the ones with a history of domestic violence who can end up causing traumatic incidents at the workplace as a result.
This may include ensuring that the company has very tight security measures in place which will be able to deter burglary and also prevent all the unauthorized personnel from gaining access to your place of work so that they can be well prepared. Do a proper and a clear background check on all your employees and job applicants, and if you feel there is a need of firing and employee be very sensitive to avoid any grievances and the ex-employees holding anger that might come to haunt you later. Treat your employees well.
Have an outlined plan like the panic alarms, a safe place where the employees can run and hide until the rescue police team arrives. If your place of work is of high risk educate all your employees and let the adopt on the preventive measures that they can put in place in case an incident occurs.
Organize for a crime scene cleanup through a professional company so that the company can be able to limit the employees witnessing the aftermath of the incident that was so traumatic and also the counseling facilities have to be set up for your staff.