The buddy system is something that comes pretty naturally to us. You buddy up in many different situations, and should you need help it’s your buddy that has your back.
The buddy system is used for safety in school and group situations. It’s used in diving to ensure immediate assistance; It’s a 1984 movie; a hands-free leash for your dog; and a tutor system.
It’s a rather innate human characteristic to find someone else that we trust for support when times are tough, to talk to when in need of advice, and sometimes because there are just some things you do better with a buddy.
Visitor management is such a broad, all-encompassing term; sometimes it’s hard to know what it’s all about. For us, visitor management begins with simply knowing;
Like any team anywhere, your business is only as good as its people. So it makes sense to implement a system that takes care of your people, as well as reinforcing your health and safety compliance obligations. These are reasons explaining why your business needs a visitor management system; what we don’t often stop to consider is what it actually means to your staff?
When touching base with a company who had recently begun trialling our visitor management system we asked how everything had been working. Erica, the administrator told us it was great, and they’d had excellent feedback - especially from their plant ladies.
This month DWB takes us through an extremely important feature, evacuation assistance. Would you know whether the person visiting you would require help to evacuate the building in an evacuation?
Evacuations occur regularly around the world; some are the result of natural disasters, alarms being tripped, accidents and the list goes on. Others, luckily, are drills to ensure that people are prepared.
I have said it before, I can freak out, and when I do, I go big. Usually, it is not even worth the stress. My colleagues, family, and friends have said so; I freak out for the things that don’t matter and forget about the situations when it should count.
I decided a long while ago to do marketing as my career because I thought the way my Head of Marketing Godmother lived was awesome. I still feel this way, and I still aspire to be like her when I grow up. In fact, I was just saying today that I have dreamed of becoming a workaholic one day – and that’s exactly what she is; always busy.
Share your insights with us on your evacuation process so we can share the collective results with you as an infographic in early 2013.
So you are trapped inside a building. Does anyone know you are there? Are your colleagues, friends, or family looking for you? There are some great tools out there to help you and your employees stay safe and increase the chances of someone finding you if you are not. But can, or would, you get your employees to ever use them?