Safety hazards can affect anyone, so it is important that security officers stay vigilant and report all safety hazards. Safety hazards include:
1) Slippery or damaged floors or sidewalks
2) Loose railings, baseboards, trim, door handles, etc
3) Inoperable lights or inadequate lighting
4) Structural damage
5) Unstable objects or unstable stacked boxes or other materials
6) Broken glass
7) Damaged equipment
8) Hazardous materials
9) Unmarked areas of caution or danger
10) Horseplay or inappropriate behavior
Response to safety hazards:
1) All safety hazards must be reported.
2) Identify the type of safety hazard and follow appropriate procedures. In the case of minor safety hazards, a simple fix may suffice, such as put up a wet floor sign and have a janitor clean up the mess. However, in the case of hazardous materials, a more complex procedure may need to be followed which includes evacuating the area and contacting the proper person to deal with the response effort.
3) Always make an incident report to document safety hazards and whatever response was taken.
4) Always look for safety hazards and conditions which may lead to future safety hazards. Make suggestion to improve safety and always document them in writing in case of future incidents.