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You are the steward of safety at property.
Take a step back and ponder this responsibility, and then take a deep breath – because it’s big.
The safety of your customers, colleagues, boss, and every person who enters your property rests on your shoulders.
You’re constantly taking in overwhelming amounts of information.
From “do this,” to “do that,” you’re always faced with supplemental training in response to new policies or changes in industry policy.
Then, you’re tasked to train and monitor your team.
Are they doing everything they need or could be doing?
Do you sometimes feel like you have zero control over your operation?
How do you keep up?
How do you know what the best practices should be for your property?
It takes effort on the part of you and your team.
What’s the sum of your efforts?
It’s the only way to reduce your stress and enhance customer experience.
You don’t want to increase incidents or response times or increase your overall liability.
You want the confidence that when your team has an incident to handle, they’re handling it correctly.
You want peace of mind; therefore, alleviating the potentials for hazard or liability needs to be at the center of your operation.
Rather than simply brushing the surface of what prevention is, we’d like to get laser focused and give you immediate takeaways.
After you read this article, you can put them into action.
The three P’s are a formula, and the sum – and final P – is Prevention.
Prevention is the secret for being a successful steward of safety.
Here’s the formula: Proactivity + Protocols = Prevention leading to safety at your property.
The formula produces results we can’t argue.
A proactive leader acts in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes for their operation.
Become proactive by creating protocols inclusive of communication methods and protocols your team will use to provide your customers with a memorable experience.
Now you’re showing your team what it is to be a steward of safety and why it’s important to be proactive.
Your leadership and training provide your staff with the ability to see and fully understand potential hazards.
Most importantly, they can execute effectively to mitigate incidents when they occur.
You don’t have to micro-manage any of the steps while the incident is being handled.
It’s a professional level of safety execution.
Don’t know what you’re looking for or need some tips? Check out this insight:
There’s nothing more powerful than seeing facts.
Do you know what’s really going on at your property?
Track and use your analytics to see how effective the team is.
Analytics is the only way you’ll know how successful your efforts truly are.
Track the response times and amount of incidents occurring during your events.
Use analytics to drill and role-play with your team the likeliness of wet spills in specific locations or how to respond to lighting approaching your property.
It’s like we said.
Being proactive starts with you but is accessible on all levels.
Develop the protocols and let the prevention begin.
Training is the basis of your stewardship.
Educate your staff of all the potential hazards to enhance their awareness of hot spots and triggers for hazards or incidents that might surface throughout your property.
That way, your team is held accountable, incidents are communicated, and all information is measurable.
Don’t skip that step.
Don’t stop there.
You've developed protocols for staff to identify, handle, and mitigate incidents.
Now walk through the scenarios.
Role-playing gets the brain working, your team motivated, and creates an environment with long-term benefits for active training.
Proactively manage your team and property, institute protocols with purpose, and prevent potential hazards from occurring.
Proactive management and purposeful protocols result in prevention that leads to increase safety, pleased customers who will return to your property, and less liability.
What are the fruits of your labor? Happy and safe customers.
Now that you know the secret for being an effective steward of safety, how will you execute this formula within your operation?
Editor's note: This post was originally published in January 2015 and has been updated for comprehensiveness and freshness.