In the modern world, businesses are defined not just by the products they deliver or the services they render but also by the safety practices they embed into their daily operations. At Sanmark Solutions , we understand the essence of this and recently took a significant step to further the safety of our employees. On October 7th and October 20th, our team underwent comprehensive first aid and fire training aligned with ISO certification standards. This initiative not only fosters a safety culture but also underscores our commitment to ensuring the well-being of our most valuable asset - our employees.
First Aid Training: Immediate Response to Emergencies
First aid is immediate care given to an injured person before professional medical help arrives. This timely help can prevent a minor injury from becoming significant or even save a life. A trained person can administer necessary first aid even before professional medical help arrives. This can prevent the worsening of an injury and can, at times, be life-saving. Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Gampaha branch graced our office with their expertise on this subject. Through their extensive training, our employees now have the skills and knowledge to:
- Reduced Severity of Injuries A trained person can administer necessary first aid even before professional medical help arrives. This can prevent the worsening of an injury and can, at times, be life-saving.
- Boosted Employee Morale When employees know that their organisation cares for their well-being and equips them with skills to manage emergencies, it boosts their morale and productivity.
- Legal and Compliance Benefits Meeting ISO certification and other regulatory requirements becomes easier when your workforce is trained in first aid. We collaborated with the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, Gampaha branch, for our first aid training. Their extensive expertise ensured that our employees received the best possible knowledge, equipping them to handle medical emergencies proficiently.
Fire Training: Immediate Response to Emergencies
Every year, most organisations face the unfortunate aftermath of fire-related accidents, many of which result in loss of property, invaluable data, and sometimes even life. Recognising the magnitude of this threat, we sought the expertise of Mr. Nishantha Paranagama, a renowned specialist health and safety trainer.
Fire safety training is pivotal for several reasons
- Understanding Fire Hazards Recognising potential fire hazards in the workplace can prevent an accident before it occurs. Knowledge of common combustibles and how fires start can lead to safer practices.
- Quick and Correct Response In the unfortunate event of a fire, every second counts. Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher, understanding evacuation routes, and recognising fire alarms can make the difference between containment and catastrophe.
- Preventing Panic Fire can cause panic, leading to accidents and hindering evacuation. Training helps employees remain calm, make quick decisions, and assist others.
Key Learnings from the Sessions
The training session was an eye-opener in many ways. Here are some of the key takeaways.
- Rapid Response is Crucial In fire emergencies, every second counts. The training emphasised the importance of quick and correct responses.
- Preparedness Prevents Panic One of the critical aspects of the training was learning how to stay calm during a fire outbreak, which helps make rational decisions and assist others.
- Knowledge is Power Understanding the nature of fire, different combustibles, and fire-starting mechanisms can prevent many accidents.
ISO Certification and Its Role
Our team must conduct training sessions to equip them with the necessary knowledge and align with the global standards set by the ISO certification. By adhering to these standards, we ensure that we safeguard our workforce and demonstrate our commitment to maintaining an international benchmark in workplace safety. This fire training session is a significant step towards meeting the global standards set by the ISO certification. It underlines our dedication to maintaining an internationally recognised benchmark in workplace safety.
In the modern world, businesses are not only defined by the products and services they provide but also by the safety practices they incorporate into their daily operations. Ensuring the safety of Sanmark Solutions’ employees is a regulatory requirement and a testament to our commitment to their well-being. We are dedicated to creating a culture of vigilance and care, so we recently conducted first aid and fire training sessions. These sessions highlight our belief in fostering an engaged, informed, resilient workforce. As we continue our journey of innovation and excellence, we pledge to keep the safety and well-being of our team at the forefront. This will cement our reputation as leaders in the software industry and champions of a safe and nurturing work environment. We align our conduct with the high standards of ISO certification, ensuring our team is committed to global excellence and safety standards. By doing so, we clearly message all our team members that Sanmark Solutions is synonymous with quality, integrity, and excellence. Our focus is not only on building software but also on building a strong and safe team. The recent training sessions have prepared us for emergencies and strengthened our resolve to foster a vigilant, informed, and safe working environment. As we continue to innovate in the software industry, we reaffirm our commitment to being a company synonymous with not just quality and integrity but also safety and excellence.