How to Stay Safe When Working Overtime
Working overtime can be great for your paycheck, but it can be a bit dangerous–especially at night. So how do you stay safe when working overtime?
Overtime may entice some employees to stay at work late into the night. After work hours safety is an important responsibility that need not be overlooked. The night can hide people with malice intentions, so it is best to assure yourself that you are safe before leaving to your place from work. Here are a few tips on how to stay safe when working overtime.
Communication is Key
- If you are the only one left in the office, stay in contact with your boss, coworkers, and family members so they know where you are and that you are safe.
- Have your phone with you at all times, even if you leave your office to use the restroom or get a snack.
- If there are any security personnel in the office, alert them of your presence. You can also ask them to check in on you every now and then to make sure that you are safe.
- When you leave, make sure to alert people you have done so safely.
While You Work
- Avoid walking throughout the building on your own. If security is on duty, ask them to accompany you to your destination like your car or to the cafeteria.
- If possible, lock yourself inside of the office or workstation to prevent others from entering.
When You Depart
- Have your car keys ready to unlock your door exactly when you arrive at your car. It’s important to check the area before you unlock your car to ensure no sneak attacks are patiently waiting.
- Lock your car as soon as you get in to prevent anyone from opening your door.