Every company manager has a duty to ensure safety in his company. Even if large companies are often well organized in terms of security management within their establishments, the security in small and medium-sized companiess, SMIs and VSEs must respect the same stakes. Respect of the standards, prevention of the risks, protection of the employees as regards health and safety of the buildings, no aspect must be neglected. Small overview of the security and its standards.
Corporate security in SMEs and SMIs: regulations
The first regulation that a manager of an SME must enforce in his company is the Labor Code. The safety regulations are contained in its fourth part "Health and Safety at Work". There are legislative provisions (article L.) and regulations (article R. and D.).
In addition, once a company complies with safety standards, it can benefit from certifications, which are intended to establish its reputation in terms of safety for its employees and customers. Here are some of them.
- The CNAPS guide. Elaborated by the National Council of Private Security Activities, it presents the different standards of the private security sector;
- The MASE (Company Safety Improvement Manual). It lists the environmental and safety risks;
- ISO 9 001 certification. It guarantees that the company has implemented a Quality Management System;
- ISO 14 001 certification. It certifies that the company's organization meets the requirements of an environmental management system;
- NF Service 241 certification. It is relative to the private companies of prevention and security and ensures the conformity to the NF X 50 77 standard.
The company manager has obligations in terms of safety prevention
The equipment of the premises must take into account the security aspects. Here are some examples.
- Signs should indicate the danger zones;
- Fire extinguishers and fire-fighting facilities must be in place. Safety instructions must be clearly posted, detection alarms must be present and tested periodically, and an annual evacuation exercise must be carried out;
- Protective equipment must be made available to personnel in contact with electrical installations;
- First aid equipment must be available, along with a training plan.
Professional risk assessment solutions
The Single Document for the Evaluation of Professional Risks (DUERP) is mandatory in companies. It must list all the risks identified within the company, in particular chemical risks. These risks must be classified by type and each one must present the safety measures and prevention actions planned by the company. Training sessions training sessions, such as those offered by Gesip on chemical riskscan be used to train employees.
Training in occupational risk prevention
The company manager must implement all the means to protect its employees. The posting of safety instructions is required by the Labor Code. Training is another of the employer's duties. He must, if necessary set up actions to prevent professional risks and his employees must be trained in safety procedures to protect themselves.