The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted U.S. manufacturing productivity. While have employees have gone back to work for the time being, the outlook isn’t clear as cases spike across the nation. Productivity matters now more than ever. The best way to increase employee engagement, and reduce stress, hazards, and distractions, is to leverage commercial security as we look to the future. Your facility and your employees can stand to benefit when safety and productivity are at their peak. Let’s discuss the critical areas in which you can enhance manufacturing productivity across all areas of your facility.
Monitoring Assets and Infrastructure
A popular misconception about manufacturing productivity is it’s all about how effectively your employees are performing their jobs, operating machinery, and following company policies. Productivity isn’t merely a matter of how efficiently your employees are doing their jobs. Your facility and machinery could be the culprit that’s killing your productivity. Think about your products or equipment that are environmentally sensitive to air quality, temperature, or light. Consider the functioning of your manufacturing machinery, equipment, or efficiency of space? When not monitored effectively, these components could be costing you significant time and money that adds up! Purposeful environmental monitoring will guarantee your production efforts are as effective and efficient as possible.
Benefits to Employee Productivity
One other way to leverage your commercial security system is by disclosing its use to your employees. This might involve using your pre-existing video surveillance cameras or access control systems. You can also install or upgrade to new ones. Doing so will increase your employees’ sense of security in knowing that you’re looking out for their safety and security while working in the often hazardous conditions typically associated with manufacturing. They’ll also be more inclined to stay productive because they’ll know they’re being monitored. Simply disclosing safety and productivity security monitoring to employees will increase safety, security, and productivity and decrease instances of theft, disregard for company policies, or accidents. Your employees will take comfort in knowing this measure keeps them safe and accountable.
It’s no secret that manufacturing facilities are dangerous places. Meticulous safety guidelines must be enacted, followed, and enforced at all times. Using your security system components such as video surveillance, environmental monitoring, alarms, and access control all can work to reduce hazards, maintain, and even increase productivity because hazardous environments and behaviors can be identified before accidents happen.
Associated Systems, Inc. (ASI) is dedicated to providing you with our best-in-class service and solutions that meet your facility’s unique safety and productivity needs. We can collaborate with you to improve productivity with a security management system such as Honeywell ProWatch®.