Why Safety Facility Tours are important
Tour visits by Parallel safety experts presents a good opportunity to increase the relationship between us. When properly conducted, a tour can help identify potential hazards, which, in turn, can improve workplace safety. We can assist with that improvement and help strengthen your facility standards.
Tours can serve to increase awareness and understanding of their environmental and general safety precautions. The process can also be an opportunity to demonstrate your company’s commitment to safety regulations.
Planning the Tour
Planning a tour with us isn’t and shouldn’t be a headache. However, it’s important to utilize the tour time to bring up concerns that you feel we can help you find a solution. The following guidelines will help you plan a successful safety tour:
- Review your safety Policies and Procedures before the visit.
Show case your company’s efforts towards a safer work environment. Determine if there are key safety policies you would like to strengthen or that you would want help to build.
- Review injuries and accidents A key issue can be uncovered and we can help you with a solution
- Other key areas to review– processes, equipment, workplace environment, employee training, and emergency plans
- Choose the tour guide with care.
The guide should be articulate, knowledgeable about operations as well as safety issues that concern the company
What should you do with our tour report and recommendation?
During the tour we will observe your strengths and weaknesses. We will also commend on a job well done as well as provide suggestions for improvement. After the tour we follow up with a letter (report) outlining the tour findings. Our goal is to provide these reports so that they can be useful in preventing injuries and to help you stay in compliance with OSHA rules and regulations. It’s important not to feel intimated by the tour and the findings as we are there to be a resource. Here are some helpful tips on how to follow up:
- Assign someone to develop a solutions for each problem that was found ( we can help this individual with the resources to do so)
- Review your inspection reports for trends. (Is the problem showing up again and again? There may be something that encourages this problem to exist.)
- Review the types of accident/incidents that have occurred in the past
- Review concerns with supervisors and employees for possible ideas
- Attach a deadline for improvement
Remember we are team and want to build a solid working relationship. Let us help you and together as a team we can make a difference in safety. It may not be easy but it will be worth it.