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People: Keeping Staff Members Safe and Accounted For

Your staff members aren’t called your business’s human resources for nothing. Their training, skills and expertise are the supporting backbone of your firm. In this section what cover some initial measures that you can take to protect and look after them:

check.png Produce an emergency contacts sheet. Include telephone numbers and contact names for all the people you need to speak to in an emergency.

tip.eps To help compile this information, imagine that you’ve just received a call on a Sunday night from the fire brigade telling you that your firm’s building has been caught in a fire and razed to the ground. The question to ask is: ‘Who ya gonna call?’

We show a simple example of a contacts sheet in Figure 3-1.

Figure 3-1: A simple contacts sheet.

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The contact information needs to be simple and done on a spreadsheet (as in Figure 3-1) or by hand. Emergency contact names and numbers change frequently, which causes expense and difficulty in printing updated cards. Mobile phones are useful for storing numbers; even without a signal, the numbers are still available.

Another useful tip is to list numbers and other information that doesn’t change ...

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