An argument about safety and organizational efficiency is definitely the safety training for employees, here we would see in detail this feature.

by Hector R. Torres, PhD, MBA, CPP, CFE, CHS *

Fraternal greetings from Puerto Rico to all colleagues and readers of this column! It is a pleasure to share with you again.

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In the letter today talk about another issue of great importance for security practitioners. This column will discuss the safety training for employees and how they can contribute to security and organizational efficiency.

Due to the complexity and the level of competition in the global business environment, all management function must find ways to create or contribute to organizational effectiveness in its policies and procedures.

The need for organizational efficiency lies in the fact that business enterprises must have the ability to quickly adapt to their changing environment business.

Corporate security management function as facing the same challenge and has the obligation to help the company to adapt to your business environment. Corporate security is no longer only responsible for protecting company assets, but has the responsibility for creating organizational efficiency.

Misconceptions of corporate security

Business in many companies there are many misconceptions about corporate security. One is that the security of a company rests solely on the shoulders of the members of the corporate security unit.

Due to the business environment, recent domestic attacks by radical elements; violence in the workplace and the increase in criminal activity, there is a need to change this belief.

Every day that passes we realize the need to ensure and maintain a safe working environment for employees. But this responsibility must rest on the shoulders of all employees of a company and not only members of corporate security.

Safety trainings for employees of a company are becoming a prerequisite as a measure to counter these threats, asset protection, and as a catalyst to create greater organizational efficiency.

The trainings security and creating organizational efficiency

As noted above, any management function must find ways to create or contribute to organizational effectiveness in its policies and procedures. Corporate security and management function also has to contribute to organizational efficiency by its reach and influence throughout the company.

It is precisely this scope and influence that provides a great opportunity to promote organizational efficiency. All policies and procedures of corporate security should be focused on protecting assets, prevent losses, gains and help create organizational efficiency.

Creating organizational efficiency through security trainings presents this unique opportunity. Let's examine this concept further.

To develop and promote safety trainings for employees creates organizational efficiency on multiple fronts. First, the trainings provide guidance and understanding of security programs of the company to employees.

Through these trainings, corporate security can guide employees about their responsibilities as employees and needed support from them. Second, the trainings point to the fact that employees are integral and essential to the success of corporate security programs part.

It is through this remark that employees understand their role in supporting the creation of a safe working environment. Third, through trainings, employees are part of a network that can report on indicators of suspicious activity or violations of security policies or procedures that can become serious security incident consequences. And finally, involve employees in the responsibility to protect the assets, creates teamwork and synergy between corporate security and business units of the company.

In conclusion

In the business environment of 21 century, corporate security and management function is limited in its contribution to the success of business but promotes organizational efficiency in their security programs. This efficiency can be developed through the active participation of employees of the company working closely with corporate security. The tool to ensure this participation are safety trainings periodically or as required by the company. I invite you to continue sharing your ideas and concerns of the world and security management.

A hug and see you soon!!

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Santiago Jaramillo
Author: Santiago Jaramillo
Social communicator and journalist with more than 15 years of experience in specialized digital and print media for Latin America. Currently Editor of the Security Sales, Building Management and Academic Coordinator of the TecnoEdificios Congress.


Jose Medina Hurtado
# Jose Medina Hurtado 27-01-2016 23:08
Excellent article friend. Already in the XXI century managers and corporate managers should have this clear and give the value required. We would be conducive another article contributions related to the necessary certificates, recommended for companies such certifications , For integrators, end user, etc. Thank you.

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