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Selecting A Company For Safety Training Services

Christine O'Kelly
Aug 22, 2008
Employee safety is a big concern for companies. Injured employees cost the company money and limit productivity, not to mention that no one wants their employees hurt. Contracting a safety training services company can do a lot of good in making your work site a safe place.

Finding A Safety Supervisor

Most work place accidents are preventable. Many times, an accident happens because the employees are either not paying attention to known safety regulations or they are improperly trained. Most companies do not have the resources for a full-time, in house safety supervisor and lump the position in with a human resources employee. Oftentimes this means that the employee isn't well versed in safety procedures. Instead, contract someone knowledgeable in safety training services. This ensures that your employees receive the most current safety information.

A safety supervisor will have the most up to date information on accident prevention in the workplace. They'll visit your work place and look over your current safety procedures. A qualified safety supervisor will be able to point out any areas that may increase accident potential. Any companies providing safety supervisor services should be knowledgeable about OSHA safety standards. Look at the safety record of the safety training services companies you're considering to make sure they practice the same safety that they preach.

Finding A Confined Space Rescue Team

If your employees have the potential to become trapped in small spaces, make sure to find a company with a confined space rescue program. It's important to find a team before you need one so you're prepared in case of an emergency. Your safety training services company may have a confined space rescue division, depending on the industries they work with.

A confined space rescue team should have a plan for all possible scenarios. Common situations a team should be able to handle are entrapment, engulfment, flammable gases and toxic fumes. You'll need a team with experience because a potentially life and death situation is no time for the team to practice.

Needing Hole Watch Technicians

If you're faced with the frightening situation of trapped employees, what's your first step? Now is a good time to call your confined space rescue team to handle the crisis. They will provide you with dedicated employees to watch over your trapped workers. The team will have the equipment and knowledge to monitor the air quality to ensure your employees aren't inhaling dangerous fumes in the air. Because hole watch technicians are experienced in rescue techniques, they'll be able to provide the safest possible conditions for trapped employees and rescue workers.

Confined space rescue workers should have basic CPR and first aid training. Some more experienced rescue workers will also have specific rescue training and will know how to rescue trapped employees. Confined space rescues are special types of rescue situations and local teams may not know exactly what to do.

No matter what your business is, the potential for injury is always present. A committed safety training services company can help teach employees important safety information and can be your first call in the event of a dangerous employee accident.
About the Author
Christine O'Kelly is an author for Code Red Safety, a company focused on increased workplace safety. Code Red Safety provides confined space rescue, as well as all aspects of safety training services.
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