SAFETY CHECKLIST: 10 RULES THAT GDD RECOMMENDS FOR GUARENTEED WORKPLACE SAFETY
Having a comprehensive set of guidelines to follow on a daily basis is crucial for creating and maintaining a safe workplace. At Guardian, when working in a warehouse or onsite at a customer’s location, with heavy skids and forklifts navigating through the space, making sure to identify potential hazards and creating a solid list of safety tips and procedures to handle unexpected issues will help keep your work place a safe place. Here at Guardian we train our new hires and hold a refresher course for current employees twice a year to ensure that safety precautions are stay fresh in our employees’ minds.
Below are 10 general safety tips that may seem simple, but will always be enforced in the GDD environment.
- Be aware of your surroundings
You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others around you. So don’t multitask or rush to complete a task, take your time and don’t be distracted by other noises or coworkers.
- Train your employees with emergency procedures and emergency exits
In any case of a fire or a serious injury, they know exactly what to do.
- Always follow the rules. Do not take short cuts
Taking short cuts is one of the leading causes of workplace injuries.
- If you haven’t been properly trained, don’t do it
- Use the right tools & equipment and use them in the right way
- Assess the risks before you approach your work
- Never wear loose clothing or slippery footwear
- Do not indulge in horseplay while at work
- Practice good housekeeping
Keep floors clear of any object or liquid that could cause someone to trip or slip and fall. All accidents are preventable if you take the time to clean up after yourself.
- Always wear PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment)
Protect yourself from hazards and make sure you are wearing PPE (safety glasses, non-slip shoes, etc.) that is comfortable and fitting for you. If your PPE doesn’t fit properly it can make a huge difference between being safely covered and being extremely exposed.
Beyond just the general safety tips, at Guardian, we train new hire, current employees, warehouse employees, and office workers. We train each group with general safety procedures, how to handle machinery (for example forklifts), PPE, and other safety programs. Additionally, we also train our technicians for processes and security in order to become NAID certified. Most of these trainings are required by NAID and are done mainly with in house training videos with testing afterwards, or through the NJ labor department. We make sure all of our employees are capable and qualified to get the job done!