There are ways in which you can improve your business for your employees and your visiting customers by making it a far safer environment and a much more pleasing one to be a part of.
By keeping your employee’s morale high, investing in them, keeping them happy, giving them a sense of wellbeing, and keeping them safe, you will enhance your employee retention numbers and make your business a great place to work.
Offer additional training
It is important to look after your employees and offer them additional training where possible in this day and age. This is very important when it comes to health and safety issues.
Regardless of what kind of business you are running, it is a very good idea to have a least a couple of employees on-site who hold a First Aid Certificate, preferably more. By going to a reputable training company that is FAIB and FOFATO registered, such as Glasgow First Aid Courses, your members of staff will get the best training available.
By having a team of fully trained first aiders, you will not only be helping to protect your employees but also any visiting customers or company representatives on your site, and by having a team rather than just one or two people, you will find that there is always first aiders available to cover shifts, holiday and sickness periods amongst your employees, so therefore never leaving your business without a first aider on site.
Keep your areas organized
It is a good idea to keep all areas well organized and clear of clutter and debris. Not only does this look good and professional to any on-site visitors, but it is beneficial should there be an emergency evacuation required so that there are no trip hazards or potential fire hazards.
Having areas well organized can also help when employees are searching for items, as time spent looking is not time spent working, and it is almost guaranteed that if one worker stops to look for something, then the distraction it causes will have others looking or helping to find the item too, and this downtime of workers will affect your bottom line as well as any time schedule your workers are working to.
Go for strict dress codes
It is important to give the right impression for your business, and having a strict dress code can help get this right. Whether you chose to opt for a style of uniform or specify color schemes, keeping your workers looking smart is a must.
There seems to be a lot of confusion within the workplace as to what classifies as a smart dress code, especially when it comes to female workers who seem to try to upstage one another with either overly bright colors or unsuitable dress cuts and look more like they are attending a dinner date rather than sitting in an office working.
So you can improve your business for your employees and for your on-site visitors by providing additional safety training to your employees. Ensure that all items have their place and are kept tidy so that they are easy to find and are not cluttering up walkways or left lying around. Improve the look of your business by putting dress codes in place or settling on color schemes for your employees to follow, such as a dark-colored suit and tie for men and dark-colored outfits for ladies.