Handling Traumatic Incidents in the Workplace
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. The company management should have a plan in place on how they can handle the incidences when they happen. If not well prepared there can be very serious consequences for both the employer and the employees of the company. 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. Different traumatic incidences can happen at workplace, and it is crucial that you are well prepared. Burglaries are very common than you might think, and the commercial properties are mostly targeted. 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. Over the recent times we have witnessed a number of incidents that involves the shooters attacking workplaces, and therefore it is necessary for the business owners to have incident policies so that they can be protected. Your employees might have mental problems as a result of issues that they are going through and in these cases the company have to be well prepared on how to deal effectively with these traumatic incidences.
Another way that you can be well prepared is to have a risk assessment. For example if the working environment is stressful then you have to prepare all your staff and also take all the preventive measures.
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.
It is always vital for companies to have incident plan in place. 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.