Saturday afternoon left a shop lane in Mehrauli scarred with bitter memories for life. Going on strike, these shops have been shut down in protest to terror; the question they ask reverberating loud and clear: Is anyone safe anymore?
But despite the whimsical bombing that continues to happen India-wide, despite the slow deterioration of the ruling powers in the financial market, life must go on and people must work to survive. The question then should be as to what steps a company should take to ensure that its employees are safe, and that they feel secure in coming to work each day.
Many companies stepped up the security procedures, and requested each employee to exercise caution while visiting public places like malls, markets etc. In times of such uncertainty, it’s best to be safe and exercise caution.
Management has reassured employees that they are in constant touch with the Police at the highest level to take precautionary measures to ensure safety and security of our personnel, offices & presses.
Security Officers in all establishments have been put on high alert. The internal security arrangements have also been beefed up. Security guards have been provided with hand held metal detectors. Door frame metal detectors are also being installed in some companies and vehicles parked around the building, belonging to outsiders are being checked by security guards and parking attendants.
It is important for all of us to be careful & vigilant in times like this and employees should be made to feel that although the company will ensure their safety as much as possible, they also need to do their part and cooperate with security procedures as well as report any suspicious or abnormal activity happening in or around the premises.
It will take a united effort to stand strong in uncertain times.