As employees return to your workplace, they’re understandably stressed.
They’re afraid of being exposed to the virus, frantic about child care, distraught over money, and terrified about bringing the virus home to their families.
They’re fed up with losing control over much of their personal lives, and rattled by the changes you’ve made in their workplace.
Prolonged fear and anxiety dulls thinking and makes it difficult to focus, which diminishes productivity. It can also lead to accidents and slow response time.
High stress levels among your people put them at risk for workplace injury, disability and even death.
This also exposes your organization to:
- Losing time and crushing morale during investigations and depositions
- A costly, time-consuming legal defense
- Damaging media coverage, and
- Your reputation and business being burned to the ground.
Protect your people and organization with emergency response training after reopening
Your employees’ first weeks back after reopening will include multiple unsettling changes.
By training them in how to respond to all foreseeable workplace emergencies, you give them a sense of control over their lives.
When you make training a priority, you also demonstrate that they’re valued, and their safety is important.
You turn their stress into confidence in knowing how to handle emergencies at work and at home.
In addition to protecting your people, you’re protecting your organization from liability exposure.
The “Call 911!” myth
No matter how quickly someone calls 911 during an emergency, it’s impossible for the police, fire department and EMTs to arrive during those first critical minutes.
During those first minutes of a heart attack, stroke, fire, act of violence or an active shooter, you’re on your own.
Your people are the first responders.
Depending on your location, traffic conditions, weather conditions and competing emergencies, you can be on your own for far longer than you ever imagined.
In an emergency, people respond they way they’ve been trained. If they haven’t been trained, they’ll freeze or panic.
You want your people trained.
911 Consulting provides training that’s customized to your:
- Foreseeable emergencies
In 90 minutes, I’ll train your employees how to respond to your foreseeable emergencies. They’ll then be surveyed to measure the training’s effectiveness.
I’ve trained more than 36,000 employees across multiple industries. Of those, 98.5% said they were confident or very confident they knew how to respond to any workplace emergency.
Survey comments consistently include:
- “This was valuable and worth my time”
- “I can also apply what I learned to my personal life,” and
- “I’m glad management invested in this training.”
Let’s get started right now, before 15 days slip by
I can conduct remote training sessions live, allowing your employees to ask questions. Or, depending on your state’s mandates, I can come to your location and train in person.
Good leaders protect their people. Contact me to ask questions and discuss details. Call 203.563.9999 or email BoMitchell@911Consulting.net.