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Safety & Security After Hours

Safety & Security After Hours

safety security after hoursLast one out turn off the lights!” If only it were that simple. In today’s work environments, whether it’s a fixed facility or a temporary job site, after hours safety and security is an important responsibility that shouldn’t be overlooked. This involves more than just turning out the lights.

A good approach is to use a checklist, to ensure that everything is checked for safety and security. The list can be customized to suit your own operation, and may include the following:

  • Perimeter Fencing and Gates
  • Vehicles and Machinery
  • Roof Top Access
  • Dumpsters and Recycle Bins
  • Area Lighting
  • Doors and Windows
  • Fuel Tanks and Chemicals
  • Tool Boxes
  • Open Trenches and Pits
  • Exposed Electrical Hazards
  • Open Containers
  • Elevated Platforms

The same effort that goes into protecting the safety and health of all employees during the work shift should be taken to discourage possible intruders after hours. Intruders can and will create a variety of problems, including theft, vandalism, sabotage, arson and burglary. Such activity can have direct effects on workers, customers and the public.

All employees should be aware of safety and security issues and do their best to help secure the premises before leaving for the night or the weekend. Kids hanging around can be tempted to enter a work area if it is left uncontrolled, and may hurt themselves or others. Intruders of any kind may leave the workplace in a dangerous condition. It is your jobsite that you return to each day. Stay alert and help keep it safe for everyone.