Safety and Security in a Manufacturing Facility
Today, more than ever, it’s crucial that you maintain a safe working environment in your plant for your workers. Securing buildings and preventing accidents need to be at the top of management’s priority list. The following are ways to improve facility safety and security.
Integrate and align your procedures
To have truly effective safety and security procedures, they need to be in alignment and practiced in an integrated manner. Your CCTV, intrusion systems, fire alarms, and access control should be managed from a central control room. When this centralized control is in place, operators can oversee security alerts from different areas more effectively. The result of this practice will be better monitoring, situational awareness, response time, and fewer false alarms.
Regular employee training
Scheduled and ongoing training is essential. All workers should be able to identify potential risks, evaluate the consequences, and determine ways to reduce them. This training should include handling equipment and technology, severe weather drills, and intruder procedures.
Identify employee vehicles
Workplace safety can be significantly increased by using automatic verification of vehicles at access areas. These systems store data in the system, which includes driver’s name, license plate number, company name, and contact number. With this system, you can validate the entry and exit of each vehicle and prevent intrusions.
Manufacturing, and the world, is always changing. To assure the security and safety of your plant and workers, you need to continually evaluate the procedures you have in place for improvement.