How to Boost Your Security Systems at Work

Safety at the industrial workplace is relevant both to the health of your employees and to the smooth running of your business. Because accidents at work and illnesses disrupt the operation. Despite incapacitated employees, the work has to be done. This puts a great burden on the remaining employees, which can increase the sick leave even further and ultimately lead to a reduction in quality, delivery delays or even production downtime. Good occupational safety, especially in the modern production or industrial workplace, is therefore of crucial importance for companies. At the same time, working health and safety helps you to recruit new employees and retain existing specialists. 

Professional Caliber Security would like to offer you ten helpful tips on work safety in production and security systems. 

1. Basis for occupational safety: Call a health and safety management

Safety at the industrial workplace requires a firm footing in the corporate culture. Only in this way is it actively practiced by the employees. For this, a functioning occupational health and safety management must be anchored in the corporate structure. Management organizes the introduction and implementation of health and safety policies and regulations in all management processes.

The task of occupational health and safety management is to formulate the goals of safe and healthy work systems, to make them known to the employees and to regularly review their implementation. It is important to set measurable and achievable goals and to further develop them when they are reached. Such goals can be, for example, regularly conducted risk assessments, the creation of descriptions of all processes or the achievement of certain limits. For this it is necessary that the occupational health and safety management prescribes recommendations for action which make it possible to reach the goals. 

2. Put on the right horse: Choose a suitable team

One thing must not be missing from a functioning occupational health and safety management: The right occupation. Ask yourself which employees are eligible for occupational health and safety or who is able to bring new regulations closer to employees and enforce them reliably. Expertise and practical experience are the decisive selection criteria here. You should also designate security services officers and first responders. 

In order to bring your team around the work protection management up-to-date at all times of regulations, guidelines and goal achievement, regular discussions and a complete documentation are necessary. For the appointment of employees in occupational safety management, therefore, only reliable and dutiful employees come into question who, despite their additional tasks, do not lose sight of their actual work. In addition, they should be able to raise the safety awareness of their colleagues sustainably. 

3. Reduce physical stress: Create a pleasant climate

It is not only the behavior of employees, the optimization of processes or the recognition and elimination of sources of danger that are important for occupational safety in production. Working conditions also have a significant impact on the risk of accidents and on the health of employees. Pleasant temperatures ensure physical well-being and a good ability to concentrate. That is why it is important to take suitable protective measures against high temperatures in summer. This can be achieved, for example, by the reduction of heat sources, by air-conditioning or protection from direct sunlight. Strive for a maximum temperature of 26 C. 

A minimum temperature of 17 to 20 C is essential in winter for optimal working conditions. Thermal insulation and functioning heaters, which also meet the requirements of large production halls, are therefore essential for occupational safety. Also avoid too dry air in winter. Using thermometers in shaded places and hydrometers, you can control these environmental parameters. 

4. Put in the right light: Ensure optimal lighting

Low vision often results from inadequate lighting in the workplace. Too little light is also an accident risk that should not be underestimated. But too much light can put a heavy strain on the eyes and eyesight. Sufficient daylight contributes to well-being and is the least irritating to the eyes. If it is structurally possible, one tenth of the room surface should be translucent with a line of sight to the outside. In difficult visual tasks such as in quality control or precision mechanics, it should even be a fifth. If that is not possible, artificial light has to compensate for this deficit. Dazzling light should be avoided in any case. Venetian blinds can reduce the amount of sunlight in the respective hours of the day, while lamps should be placed so that they are neither directly 

5. Power is at rest: reduce noise
High noise emission is a relevant topic for occupational safety and health, above all in the manufacturing industry. Working on machinery is often associated with a lot of noise, which can eventually lead to damage to hearing, difficulty concentrating, stress or even serious illnesses. The use of noise-reduced machines or working methods can significantly reduce the load. If this is not possible, use sound insulation or sound screens. Shield the workplace with capsules or silencers to protect surrounding workplaces. If, after all measures, there is still too much noise, the use of hearing protection is absolutely necessary. 

6. Working sustainably healthy: rely on ergonomics

The ergonomic design of the workplacecontributes significantly to the safety and health of the employee. The workplace should initially be easily accessible and without dangers. Neighboring jobs or transports should not affect him. The employee must be able to move freely and perform his work comfortably. All surfaces and furniture must be adapted to the size of the employee or adapted accordingly. Its equipment, equipment and materials are ergonomic when they are easy to use and easy to reach. Reduce heavy lifting to a minimum and allow it to take place only at healthier heights. To minimize health risks caused by loads, provide suitable work aids and make the handles cheap. 

7. Always properly dressed: Provide suitable protective clothing

The personal protective equipment is of enormous importance for every employee. Of course, wearing the protective clothing is part of the daily routine and prevents health problems. A head guard is always needed when working with hanging loads, parts flying around or objects falling down or loose hair can lead to injury. Eye and face protection should be worn by any person involved in shavings, liquids or flying sparks. Vapors, mists, dust or irritating gases absolutely require respiratory protection, while noise makes the ear protection already mentioned essential. Suitable protective clothing protects the body of the employee from thermal, mechanical or chemical effects or from the influence of radiation. Foot protection is especially necessary When heavy loads are lifted or the employee works in the immediate vicinity of in-house transport routes. Also dealing with heat, cold, water or electricity should be done with a foot protection. The same is true with protective gloves to protect hands from damage. 

8. Traffic safety during operation: Secure transport routes

The transport routes in and around production halls are a source of danger for employees that should not be underestimated. Carelessness can lead to serious accidents here. Make your in-house traffic routes as safe as possible and prove the behavior on and around traffic routes with strict rules that everyone must adhere to. Make the traffic routes sufficiently broad and mark them conspicuously and unmistakably. There must be enough space next to the paths so employees can walk there without being endangered. Even better: label each route according to its purpose as foot (persons), traffic (empty vehicles) or transport route (loaded vehicles). In addition, mark areas in which goods can be temporarily parked. 

9. The unity of man and machine: Ensure smooth work processes
In production, working with machines or robots is commonplace. In order for this work to be carried out daily without any problems or injuries, the machines must be regularly checked and maintained. Old machines often pose a high safety risk and should be replaced in the event of frequent failures. If robots and people work together, error-free programming is crucial for occupational safety in production. Clashes are avoided. In general, touches between human and robot should be avoided. To drastically reduce the security risk, robots can respond to a human touch with an emergency stop. If this is not part of the functionality, the emergency stop button must be easily accessible and accessible at all times. 

10. The unhindered way out: fire protection measures and escape routes
Easily accessible and accessible at all times should also be escape routes and emergency exits. Emergency exits must never be obstructed, wedged or locked. If open doors are a safety hazard for operation, the doors must automatically unlock as soon as the alarm is triggered. A safe escape route leads from each workstation to a collection point outdoors and is clearly signposted. Fire doors protect employees in different areas of the building. If a fire breaks out, the doors close between the areas, while escape routes are open directly to the outside. So a fire can not spread to the entire building. But these doors must not be wedged or misaligned. An automatic closure after the passage ensures this.

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How Private Ancillary Fund is Beneficial To Your Organisation

Why use the Private Ancillary Funds to protect the assets, this allows us to concretely implement a “futuristic” program overcoming the limitations, now obsolete (because the world and social life and relationships change and evolve with speed) that our internal static law and it is not very malleable.

The AskRIGHT purposes of a Private Ancillary Funds (in addition to use to obtain tax advantages) :
• Protection of assets : the trust is often established to protect immovable property; for it is not infrequent the use of the term “asset protection“. One of the most appreciated characteristics of the trust is in fact the segregation of the assets conferred so that it will be insensitive to any prejudicial event that personally involves one or more subjects involved in the trust. For this very useful feature, trust is increasingly used to separate and protect personal assets from the company or to protect all those subjects whose assets may be compromised by risky professional activities (doctors, lawyers, officials, etc.) or, simply by reckless personal behavior (gambling, use of drugs and alcohol, etc.).
• Confidentiality : the provisions contained in the trust can be reserved, and this can be a sufficient reason for its creation; confidentiality refers mainly to the so-called trust. ‘opaque’ (in Italy penalized by tax legislation), where the trust can represent an excellent instrument of control of institutions and companies (normally it is used abroad in fiscal engineering activities).
• Protection of minors and of disabled people : often, as seen, the testamentary dispositions provide that minors have a limited enjoyment of the assets until the age of majority or that people with disabilities can enjoy the trust property without being full owners;
• Heritage protection for inheritance purposes : frequently a trust is established for the purpose of protecting a heritage in the generational changeover or from the waste by persons incapable of administering it, dedicated to gaming or suffering from excessive prodigality;

We therefore resort to the Private Ancillary Funds for the protection of assets / confidentiality / heritage protection for inheritance purposes and for the protection of minors and the disabled / beneficiaries / forms of investment and retirement / tax benefits / protection of family situations or non-de facto couples protected in the Italian legal system.


The peculiarity of the institution lies in the splitting of the concept of ownership, typical of countries of common law: the legal ownership of the trust, attributed to the trustee, makes it the sole owner of the related rights (albeit in the interest of the beneficiaries or for the pursuit of the defined purpose), although the assets remain segregated in the assets of the trust and become alien, therefore, to the assets of both the settler and the personal trustee. 

Another reason that can induce a person to resort to the trust is the protection of the estate for inheritance purposes : frequently a trust is established for the purpose of protecting a heritage in the generational transition or squandering by persons unable to administer it, dedicated to the game or suffering from excessive prodigality. 

AskRight believes the purposes of the Private Ancillary Funds can be the establishment of forms of investments and pension schemes: pension investment plans and mutual funds derive from the Anglo-Saxon trust funds. 

The establishment of a trust in certain cases may give rise to a ” tax advantage ” but if that purpose has been the sole or principal reason that has led the entity to establish a trust, it can be considered illegitimate and therefore revoked and subject to sanction.


How Porfyri Corporate Photographers Can Help Your Business

When we think about corporate photography, our mind often goes to the logos and visual distinctions of a brand, but corporate branding goes much further and also includes all those photographs or images that we launched to publicize our brand, to publicize it or to make it known. 

The importance of images for your brand
As for any photographer it is important to know how to frame well, to know what elements of the image you want to highlight at each moment to express what you want, for a brand the image that it transmits of itself is fundamental and can launch all kinds of messages towards the Potential customers.

In an increasingly visual and ephemeral world, the power and expressiveness of a good professional corporate photograph is fundamental. Users of social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and others receive thousands of stimuli, that’s why they become increasingly selective and we must call their attention with quality images that impact, be it for their beauty, for their dynamism, for its composition or even for its sense of humor. The big brands have long been aware of this and exploit these types of images in their networks, sometimes with famous people, sometimes with animals or with landscapes that attract attention.

There is a photographic style for each brand
But not all images are for all brands or for all types of companies or businesses. For example, if you are a florist, you will be interested in showing detail images of flowers and decorative elements. If you are a travel company, you will opt for printing landscapes that encourage you to hire your services. Or if you want to transmit positive energy, you will have to offer images with smiling people, with lots of light and, if possible, in a natural environment. But this is not all. Each brand must have clear what is your photographic style. This will differentiate your brand from another. Colors, composition, all this must be reflected in the manual of photographic style of your company, which is born from your brand and personality platform ,so that any photographer you hire, is able to understand and get the same photographic product for your company. As always, studying, standardizing and reflecting in a manual your brand will make you achieve an optimal result regardless of who performs the work.

In Porfyri Photography we are revolutionizing the way in which the image of companies is designed, manufactured, installed and maintained at their point of sale. We have been dedicated to signage and corporate photography for more than 30 years, but since 4 we have designed and integrated a network of signmakers throughout the national territory, operating under a franchise to achieve the same goal: that in your shop, business, local, ship or office have the best signage, at the best price wherever you are.

Do you want to know us a little better? Watch our presentation video.

Some good pictures on my website … why?
Within that preponderant role that the Internet has, there are countless ways to present your work to the public, which thanks to the network, can be anyone in the world. The image we give to the rest will be fundamental when it comes to turning unknown people into our customers. The quality of our work and the service we offer are very important, but nowadays it is the image that we offer of them in the network.

That image of which we speak includes, among others, a professional website that shows the real nature of our business. It is important to show what we really are, and what better way than through a professional photographer? The advantages, as we will see next, are many. But above all it stands out that with good photographs of the entire staff will be shown to the public a real and close image of the components of the company. And that will translate into an increase in the confidence of the people who contact to request a product or service.

Some good corporate photographer in my business or local: equally important
And now, our professional point of view: if we are not a 100% ecommerce company, and we have a point of sale, office or production centers that in the end will be the sales and communication channel with the client, we have to continue transmitting that feeling of professionalism and good “know-how”. Good labeling and applied corporate image is basic and – we can assure you – to count with quality images created specifically for us by an expert photographer makes the difference.

In Porfyri Photography we make signs, giant front banners, vinyl for windows, menuboards and photomurals: we can assure you that every time we have worked with images that our clients have supplied us, it is noticeable when they have hired a good photography studio. The tones, the design, the framing, the setting and even the resolution of the images are markedly better and they are very grateful when it comes to printing and installing a large-format image in a store.


Tips: How To Wear Your Suits In Summer

It is always hot in summer, the sun is burning mercilessly from the sky and one is glad when there is a cooling air conditioner. Since the clothing label is not so accurate. You put on a T-shirt and shorts to make ends meet. 
Some think so. Shorts? That’s not for a man at all. So what is only allowed on the beach, or at the resort. Even in summer, the man wears a suit and (you know for sure) long shirts. At least in business, such clothing is desired. There is no cheating with a short shirt under the jacket.

Proper clothing even in high heat
Who groans now and thinks that a suit can not be worn in high heat, is wrong. Granted, in some industries, it has become a bit looser, since men run around even with a short shirt and no jacket. But that’s probably the exception today. And the higher you climb the career ladder, the more important is proper attire. Finally, this emphasizes the competence.

So while the appearance of the correct clothing is to be observed outwardly, but the man inside the suit does not sweat. It works just fine if you follow some rules.

The right fabric makes the suit
To make sure the suit looks good, but does not cause heat build-up, you need the right fabric. More precisely, the right weight, which is measured per running meter. There are also regional differences in the weight of the fabric, because in England a fabric with a weight of 280 to 320 grams is a summer fabric. While in Italy a light summer fabric weighs just 230 grams or less. This weight should not be confused with the specifications Super 100S or super 150S, which only describe the fineness of the thread.

Pay attention to how firm, or how loosely your suit is woven. The looser the weave of the threads is, the more air permeable the fabric will be and the more comfortable it will be to wear in high heat. This has nothing to do with the thickness of the fabric, but only with the density. (You know that for sure: a loose woven polo shirt wears better at high temperatures than a thin, tightly woven shirt.

However, avoid linen. This is pleasant to wear, but has lost nothing in everyday business and is more of a material for leisure.

A small disadvantage of the light fabrics should not be concealed at this point: lighter fabrics do not last as long as heavy fabrics. The heavier a fabric, the longer you will enjoy it because it does not wear off. You may know this from the suits of yesteryear. Since very heavy substances were popular, which have kept with good care “eternal”. 
Wear socks in the summer. Barefoot in the shoes may look cool on an Italian, but it’s inappropriate for us.

As Black Jacket Suiting has recommended, if it is too hot and you have to make a good job anyway, then you can grab the following trick. Put some shirts and underwear in the fridge and change them if necessary. The fabric stores the cool very well and cools the body down. So you keep a cool head even without air conditioning.

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