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Top 5 Ways to Promote Safety and Security Awareness Among Your Staff

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Top 5 Ways to Promote Safety and Security Awareness Among Your Staff

Awareness is essential to proactive protection. Learn how to promote and maintain safety and security awareness in your business.

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Awareness is the proactive practice of protection, and it is arguably the tip of the spear in any safety and security plan. Here are five ways you can effectively promote and maintain safety and security awareness in your business.

It’s a Sign

This may sound obvious, but displaying appropriate signs and posters in your business is a step that may be often overlooked or dismissed. Strategically placed signage can help build awareness for both employees and customers. Placing signs in common areas like break rooms and offices is an easy way to remind and reinforce your commitment to safety and security.

Observe and Report

We’ve all heard the phrase, “If you see something, say something.” It may sound a little cliché at this point, but it still holds true. 

It’s critical to create an atmosphere that encourages the reporting and sharing of suspicious activities. This is how everyone stays in the know and can respond appropriately should they see the same activity. 

You can achieve this by having regular standups with your team or establishing an anonymous reporting method for anyone who may not feel comfortable speaking publicly. 

Ctrl, Alt, Delete: Cybersecurity is Serious

Too often when businesses think of cybersecurity they think of firewalls and VPNs. The truth is the biggest point of cyber vulnerability in any organization is the people. 

That’s why it’s important that everyone is aware of cyber threats and understands the proper use of company equipment and systems. 

Welcome to the Company

Welcoming a new employee to the business is an exciting time. There's an array of topics to cover to ensure their readiness for the role, which can often leave them feeling overwhelmed. 

But for safety and security, this is a critical time. Make sure new hires have the time and support they need to gain comfort with all safety and security procedures and practices.

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Never Stop Learning

Here’s perhaps the most critical piece of all. Institute a training program from a reputable provider and establish a consistent training schedule to keep everyone current on safety and security best practices. 

There are a number of training programs out there, many of which charge a fee or even require signing up for a monthly subscription. However, it’s also possible to find programs like the Safety and Security Academy that provide a comprehensive set of courses at no cost. 

The Safety and Security Academy is a free training program designed by Jewelers Mutual’s Risk Services to help jewelers and their staff get the knowledge and skills to maintain security preparedness. 

This interactive online training program is designed to help retailers train their teams on topics to lower the risk of criminal targeting, responding and staying safe during a robbery, how to safely travel with merchandise and more.

Awareness is Strength

As unfair as it may sound, criminals only need to breach a vulnerability once to succeed, while business owners and their staff must constantly stay vigilant to mitigate threats. 

Creating a security plan with a focus on awareness is critical to keeping a business and its staff and customers safe. 

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