Keep Safety Simple: The Three R’s of Workplace Safety Monitoring

Safety monitoring in three easy steps

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If you’ve done your homework, you know that there are a lot of considerations when it comes to safety monitoring in the workplace. You have to think about your employees, your equipment, your workplace, and the list goes on. In this article we’ll look at how you can keep safety simple, with the Three R’s of Workplace Safety Monitoring: Report, Respond, and Review.


If you have employees working alone or at risk, they should be reporting in regularly. For safety, the most important questions to ask are who needs to be protected, when, and where. Just knowing where someone is or who they’re with isn’t enough information to assess the potential risks. Safety monitoring should include regular check-ins for details like work plans, transportation, and destinations. Regular check-ins and reports ensure that if someone does need help, an emergency response happens quickly. The effectiveness of these systems has led governments to set guidelines that often require lone workers to check-in.


The most important part of any safety monitoring system is the response. If an emergency happens, the right people need to know as soon as possible. A good emergency escalation should keep employees and supervisors informed. These are the people who can respond the fastest, with a knowledge of your workplace safety risks. Emergencies at work can happen in the blink of an eye. Emergency response centers are well prepared, but they don’t have the same knowledge as your own employees. An internal emergency response allows you to plan for emergencies from beginning to resolution, and make sure that the proper steps are taken by all parties.

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An emergency response isn’t complete until the events have been reviewed, so it’s important to keep a detailed record. Always be sure to document not just how an emergency began, but how it was resolved. These records may become an important legal document, and can be used to adjust your policies if necessary. New safety procedures should recognize previous incidents and provide your employees with the tools they need to respond. Reviewing your emergency response and planning ahead will make sure that the right steps are taken when people are under pressure. [bctt tweet=”An emergency response isn’t complete until the events have been reviewed.” username=”safetyline”]

Keep safety simple

By following the Three R’s of Safety Monitoring, you can cut out the complications that often come with safety procedures. When an emergency does happen, the right people will respond with the right information. You can’t always prevent an emergency, but you can make sure that your employees will get the help they need when one does happen. To keep safety monitoring even more simple, services like SafetyLine can automate your check-ins, your emergency response, and your record keeping.


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