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Using DeskAlerts in an Emergency Situation

An emergency situation can unfold at any time, without warning. Having clear and effective processes in place should the unforeseen occur will save you valuable time, and can even save lives, if you find your business in the middle of an emergency situation.

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Some emergencies that can affect your business include:

  • Natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods
  • Severe weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Chemical spills
  • Gas leaks
  • Civil disturbances
  • Active shooters
  • Terrorism

When alerting your employees to any immediate threats to their health and safety, you cannot delay and it is critical to communicate as swiftly as possible.… Read more

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How to Create a Healthy and Safe Workplace

Your employees are one of your most important assets, so it stands to reason that the health and safety of your staff should be taken seriously. Not only is it a legal requirement to provide your staff with a safe work environment, there are many benefits to your business of doing so.

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This includes: helping you to retain staff, maximizing your employees’ productivity, minimizing injuries and illnesses in the workplace, reducing the costs of injuries and workers compensation payments and ensuring you meet legal obligations as well as your responsibilities to your employees.

Creating a healthy and safe work environment will involve assessing and mitigating the risks that can affect the health, safety and welfare of your employees and anyone else who visits your premises such as customers, contractors, suppliers and volunteers.… Read more

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The Importance of Workplace Safety

Providing your employees with a healthy and safe working environment is extremely important.

Failing to do so can mean that you are breaking the law, can leave you open to being sued for negligence and can mean that you have staff who are absent a lot (because of injuries) and productivity and morale will be affected.

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As an employer, you have a duty to provide your staff with a physical and psychosocial work environment free from risks to their health and safety. You must also provide them with safe systems of work as well as information, instruction, training, and supervision where necessary to protect them from any risks to their health and safety while performing their jobs.… Read more

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Improve Your Mass Notification System with DeskAlerts

A mass notification system like DeskAlerts has many benefits to your organization because it can be used to send out time-sensitive information to a large audience in a way that cannot be ignored.

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DeskAlerts is an internal communications tool that can be used for numerous purposes to ensure your employees are kept up-to-date with information. You can use it for just about any purpose: from sending out critical information during an emergency through to providing education and training solutions.

The DeskAlerts system is easy to use. Messages are delivered quickly to recipients, and you can send them utilizing multiple notifications channels to meet your specific needs.… Read more

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Create a Culture of Security with DeskAlerts Mass Notification

Security is absolutely critical in the modern workplace. In order to protect your business, it needs to be the backbone of everything that you do.

Data breaches are no small thing. They can land you in quite a lot of hot water. From bad publicity and reputational damage to legal problems through to financial ruin, not taking your security seriously is a recipe for disaster.

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There are numerous ways your security can be breached, and most of the time when it happens it isn’t because a hacker has managed to crack your systems (although this can happen) – rather, it’s because of employees.… Read more

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Why You Need a Cost-effective System of Mass Notification

Today’s business world is fast-paced. Customers increasingly expect service around-the-clock, 7 days a week. Employees can work any time of the day, any day of the week.

More than ever before, you need solutions in place to communicate with all employees quickly and effectively at any time of the day or night when they may be working for you.

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Whether you need to communicate about IT system outages, critical incidents, emergency situations or reminders about important business information that all staff need to know about, a mass notification system is a brilliant solution for your organization.

One of the biggest obstacles to effective communication with your employees, partners and other stakeholders is information getting lost because of overloaded inboxes or people not proactively looking at intranet and internet sites for updates.… Read more

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Managing Cyber Security Crises with DeskAlerts

High-profile cyber security breaches such as the recent WannaCry virus shine a spotlight on how prepared – or unprepared – organizations are to deal with security crises.

Cyber criminals are finding more and more ways to infiltrate computer networks using a range of tactics, from malware and phishing to ransomware and hacking to compromise computer systems, steal data and hold entire businesses to ransom.

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The best way to manage a cyber security attack is to put measures in place to avoid the situation in the first place. This includes having good security systems, keeping software up-to-date and patched, not using outdated and unsupported software and providing staff with cyber security training.… Read more

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How Cyber Attacks Affect Your Business

Cybercrime is big business for cybercriminals. The British insurance company Lloyds estimates that the damage inflicted on businesses around the world costs about $400 billion every year.  This figure includes the amount of damage caused directly by the attack, plus the disruption it causes in its wake.

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While recent high-profile attacks such as the WannaCry ransomware attack show that large organizations such as the UK’s National Health Service are vulnerable, the reality is even businesses that don’t make the headlines are at risk as well.

In fact, Microsoft estimates that around 20% of small to medium-sized businesses have been targeted by cybercriminals.… Read more

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Creating an Effective Emergency System With DeskAlerts

In the event of a workplace emergency, your crisis communications team needs a reliable, robust and effective emergency notification system. This system forms the lynchpin of your business continuity efforts and staff safety safeguards in the event of a crisis. Designed specifically for emergency notification use, Desk Alerts is packed with intuitive, useful features. Not only does DeskAlerts make it easy to notify employees about an emergency when disaster strikes, it can also help you to get back to normal operations quickly when the problem has been resolved.

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If your current mass notification system makes emergency notifications more difficult than you’d like or lacks important features such as urgent alerts and reports, take a look at how DeskAlerts can transform your emergency system and streamline communications before, during and after a crisis:

Compatibility: The DeskAlerts emergency alert system is compatible with other emergency systems, such as tornado warning sirens, disaster alarms and alert color codes in hospitals.… Read more

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Mistakes to Avoid in Your Emergency System

When disaster strikes, the actions of your staff and your ability to recover in the aftermath and resume normal operations will only be as good as your emergency notification system. No matter how robust your disaster preparedness plan or how often you drill staff on emergency processes and procedures, your reaction times and emergency plan execution will only ever be as good as your mass notification system. If you can’t notify your employees about an emergency, or struggle to do so effectively in the face of disaster, your entire organization – and perhaps even your staff – will be at risk.… Read more

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