Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Wrapping up: Efficiency, economy and security over Christmas

Posters on finishing work properly
Workplace holiday security
Energy-saving posters

It's that time of year again when, hopefully, everyone is in good spirits and winding down for the holidays.

With all the festivities and merriment it's easy to forget those last-minute details that can be so important.

For example, leaving work unfinished. A loose end here and there may not seem like a big deal before Christmas, when it's all fresh in your mind. But what about after Christmas, when you return to work and realise you have forgotten what it was all about? Or, worse still, a colleague is unexpectedly off sick and you have to take over their abandoned task without any instructions?

The advice is simple: finish everything you can. If you can't finish a job, for any reason, leave a clear reminder for yourself, which would also serve as instructions for a colleague in the event of your absence.

Turning off equipment is another important detail that can often be forgotten. Especially when you consider that a business can waste up to £500 over Christmas just by leaving equipment on stand-by.

Finally, it's vital to ensure the security of the premises. An open window or door could be an open invitation to an opportunistic thief.

If everyone takes some responsibility for turning off equipment (at the mains wherever possible) and securing access points in their area the whole process becomes much simpler.

As the Kodiak poster programme is supplied on a monthly basis, it is geared to providing seasonal information and reminders like this, as you need them, throughout the year.

Anything specific to your site, that cannot be covered in the main programme, can be addressed via our excellent custom poster service.

If you would like more information on how Kodiak's poster programme can make your workplace a better place in 2011, why not give us a call. We'd love to hear from you.

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