Safety and Safety Training in Facilities

April 28, 2020

Safety is a top priority when it comes to facilities, healthcare, and otherwise. Especially in today’s new normal of COVID-19. Employees in a facility should feel safe at all times and, in order to cultivate a communal sense of security, a facility should implement safety training, programs, and high-risk and/or safety teams.

Many safety errors in a facility occur due to a lack of knowledge or training on the matter. Although it is vital to remain up to date on the latest safety regulations, it is also imperative to enhance knowledge of proper safety procedures and programs. Scenario-based training, for example, allows employees to learn how to react and adapt to emergency and safety-risking situations through planned scenarios. Team self-correction training also offers insights into how to effectively deal with safety and emergency situations. These various types of training allow employees to assess the effectiveness of their knowledge and how to work with others to reduce errors.

In addition to safety training, it is important to implement various safety programs in all facilities. A fire safety program, for example, can outline the steps and precautions an employee should take when approaching a fire emergency situation. Other safety programs that can strengthen the safety of a facility include inclement weather safety programs, electrical safety programs, emergency programs, and hazardous material programs.

High-Risk Teams, or HRTs, are groups of people in a facility that works to encourage safety in a facility. In a healthcare facility, these teams may be designated safety teams, surgical teams, emergency room teams, or emergency response teams. HRTs work to understand a situation and ensure that a safe outcome is achieved. These quick-thinking teams must display adaptability, flexibility, and error management to further cultivate a safe environment in a facility.

Safety and safety training are important aspects of Vanguard Resources’ facility management programs. The Housekeeping Program, for example, includes regulatory preparation and training to ensure that a facility’s environment is not only clean and safe but that employees understand how to maintain safety and cleanliness. Safety is a necessity in order to ensure that everyday activities that occur within different departments run smoothly, thus impacting the facility as a whole.

For more information on safety or the Housekeeping Program, please contact Vanguard Resources.