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. 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. For you to be able to deal with these incidences you have to understand what has to be done before and even after the incident happens so that you can be well prepared. 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. Burglary is one of the incidences that can occur at your workplace. Pharmaceuticals, IT firms and places where they keep cash are some of the places where burglary can happen. 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. 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.
Study your workplace and access all the risks that are prone to occur so that you can take the preventive measures. 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. All the current and ex-employees should be well scrutinizes and their background well understood. All the employees should be fairly treated.
It is always vital for companies to have incident plan in place. 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.
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.