Announcing our New Manager of Operations

We are excited to announce a new addition to the Baig Security Team! Andrew Baker is our Manager of Operations.

Andrew is 28. He attended Wilfrid Laurier from 2015-2017 where he earned a bachelors of criminology.

He then went on to attend the University of California in Los Angeles to get his Masters in Criminal Justice Studies and Homeland Security.

Check him out on his socials!

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Blood Drive: BAIG Security x Onyx Cleaning Solutions

BAIG Security is partnering with Onyx Custom Cleaning Solutions and the Canadian Blood foundation in the month of December for a blood drive.

Onyx Custom Cleaning Solutions has events running through the entire month of December called December Day of Giving.

We will be hosting our blood drive on December 10 and December 12 in Burlington and Hamilton.

Make a difference this holiday season, donate blood and save lives.

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why is it important to Donate Blood?

When you donate blood, it is used for patients in need of blood for surgery, blood transfusions, and cancer.

“Donating blood saves lives.”

Dr. Robert DeSimone, director of transfusion medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Benefits of Donating Blood

  • You receive a Free Health Screening. Like a mini-physical checkup.
  • You will find out if you have Healthy Heart and Vascular System. This lowers the risk of heart attacks.
  • A Happier, Longer Life
  • One blood donation can save up to three live.
  • You feel good. Knowing you have helped someone links to having positive health outcomes.

Blood Donation Tips

Here are some tips recommended by a doctor if you plan to give blood:

  • Drink plenty of water. This is to keep you hydrated and prevent you from feeling light-headed after.
  • Eat well before you donate. This is to ensure after donating you feel like yourself.
  • Exercise before donating blood, not afterward. This is to prevent you from feeling dizzy.
  • Take iron tablets. This is to boost production of iron and prevent from iron deficiency after donation.

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At Baig Security, we know how important safety means to you and your business. We offer private security, investigations and customized security service solutions to meet your needs. We are based out of Burlington, Ontario and service the entire province of Ontario, Canada. Our team is professionally trained and always ready to go above and beyond to protect your people, your business and assets.

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What Makes a Bad Security Guard

No Situational Awareness

As we know, situational awareness is vital in the world of security. Without it, it leaves room for potential threats to happen which can put your clients or product at risk. If your guard tends to always be distracted then it may be time to consider another one.

Uses Aggression to Diffuse a Situation

Security guards should take their job very seriously. However, it is important to understand when aggression is warranted. In Canada, a security guard is able to use reasonable force to arrest and hold until police arrive. However, excessive use of force are not warranted as well as improper use of handcuffs, abusive language, and threatening the individual.

Unable to be Punctual for Duty

Having security guards on-site at all times lowers the risk of potential threats occurring. You should always employ a professional that takes their job in security seriously and makes sure to show up to their task on time. The top security companies will always emphasize punctuality as this is a reflection of how they are committed to keeping your business safe.

Why Baig Security is the Perfect Fit

At Baig security, our guards possess all of the necessary skills to keep your business safe. We strive to have well-trained guards that will arrive promptly at your site. Learn more about our security service at the link below.

BAIG SECURITY IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY SECURITY SERVICE TO ALL OF ONTARIO

See this video to learn more about why you need to consider finding a new security guard team for your business.

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October 28: Security Networking Event

Join us on October 28, 2022 at 4pm on Instagram Live for our Security Networking Event.

Security Networking with THIS IS SECURITY and Striker Tactical Systems.
We will be discussing topics on the security industry and innovations.

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Join us to learn more about what we are doing as industry experts and more about each company.

THIS IS SECURITY is network and system of strong individuals and companies in the security and investigations industry. They aide recruiting staff, turnover solutions, and providing a safe working environment for immigrants and international students in the security field.

https://www.instagram.com/security.networking101/

Striker Tactical Systems is offers security development courses, safeguard exercise and self defence fitness programs for individuals in the security field.

https://www.instagram.com/strikertacticalsystems/

You don’t want to miss this one. Come ready to get your questions and concerns clarified.

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Small Business Showcase – Summer 2022

Baig Security is excited to announce that we will be hosting our second online Small Business Showcase. After receiving amazing feedback from our last event, we could not be more happy to share these news.

When?

The Small Business Showcase will take place from Monday, August 22 to Saturday, August 27, 2022. It will last a total of 5 days filled with fun events, games, surprises and valuable information about the security field and Baig Secured!

Add to your calendar!

Attached above is a visual calendar breaking down how the event will take place.

See you there!

This will be an event filled with various amounts of valuable information and an opportunity for everyone to network and showcase their business! You do not want to miss out.

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Best Ways of Promoting Good Mental Health in The Workplace

Maintaining a positive mental health is crucial, especially when it comes to creating a positive work environment and atmosphere. There are numerous benefits to maintaining a healthy mind, including increased willingness to contribute, higher productivity, performance, and resilience. A person with good mental health is also more willing to take risks and attempt new challenges. This enables a person to deal with conflicts without becoming discouraged and “look on the bright side” when it comes to resolving these conflicts. So, how can good mental health be promoted in order to reap all of these benefits in the workplace? 

Here are 7 ways of promoting good mental health in the workplace

1. Encourage discussions on mental health

Many people are hesitant to discuss their mental health or how they are feeling emotionally because there is a stigma attached to doing so. The stigma is defined as a negative or discriminatory attitude toward people who are experiencing or addressing mental illnesses.

This causes a lot of stress, which leads to worries piling up and eventually slowing down a person’s ability to achieve personal and organizational goals. By encouraging discussions and bringing up the subject of mental health, employees may feel more comfortable sharing their concerns and issues.

2. Appreciation

Employees who are appreciated at work have a better mental health because they feel a sense of belonging. Appreciation also lowers stress and depression levels, making a person feel better about themselves and motivating them to perform better. There are numerous ways to show appreciation for an employee; for more information on how to show appreciation for an employee, check out this article:

3. Conduct mental health related seminars

Raising awareness about mental health issues and the stigma associated with them is another great way to assist employees in improving their mental health. An excellent way to accomplish this is to hold a mental health awareness seminar in the workplace, where employees who may be suffering from mental health issues or simply burnout are given assurance. The entire concept of mental health should be explained, along with a few hints and tips. A few examples of seminar topics could include “how to spot mental health issues in the workplace,” “how to be a good supporter,” “how to approach someone dealing with mental health issues,” and so on.

4. Introduce counseling programs

Counseling programs enable employees to receive the assistance that they may need. Burnouts, anxiety, and paranoia are common issues that many employees face in the workplace. Counseling programs can assist those who reach out by reducing their worries by providing them with the opportunity to receive professional assistance, allowing them to feel much more refreshed. Employees will feel more loyal to the company if their mental health is valued in addition to their work.

5. Promote and educate on a healthy work/life balance

Promoting a healthy work-life balance is one way to maintain mental health. If time is managed effectively between professional and personal life, a person may feel more encouraged to arrive at work with a positive attitude, allowing them to be in a better mood. This can be accomplished by enforcing rules such as “no computers should be turned on after 5”. Allowing employees to leave early is also a great way to give employees more time for leisure activities, thus improving their mental stability.

6. Provide incentives

Giving rewards and motivating staff to work are excellent ways to encourage healthy mental health in the workplace. Employees are able to return to work in better shape not just physically but also mentally by being rewarded with incentives such as extra bonus pay, additional weekend off, and vacation tickets either domestically or internationally. Additionally, this approach supports a good work-life balance by enabling individuals to keep a correct balance between the two.

7. Create a comfortable environment

It’s crucial to create a welcoming environment where workers feel free to seek out and chat to someone when they’re having a difficult time. A good work environment would be one where employees feel comfortable approaching their employers if they are experiencing any mental health problems. Employees should have the impression that someone is willing to listen to them and their concerns without passing judgment or stigmatizing any of them. Simply listening is one way to achieve that. Pay attention to what the staff has to say and provide them sound suggestions. People simply value being listened to, and doing so helps them feel less stressed, anxious, and worried overall. 

To learn more on how to create such an environment, visit these links!

https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/8-simple-ways-to-create-a-mentally-healthier-workplace.html

https://www.adp.ca/en/resources/articles-and-insights/articles/6/6-ways-to-improve-mental-health-in-the-workplace.aspx

If you’re going through a hard time mentally or need someone to talk to, check out these websites!

https://info.mindbeacon.com/freetherapy-1?utm_campaign=Ontario&utm_source=google&utm_medium=sem&utm_content=performance&gclid=Cj0KCQjwn4qWBhCvARIsAFNAMihVioA_d9a-IDDXpbbcyLPkfJcpEgDKDIu0txvrTLka8v6VcOYtJq0aAoZBEALw_wcB

https://treatment.homewoodhealth.com/health-centre/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Homewood+-+Health+-+Google+-+Search+-+HHC+-+Mental+-+Health+-+Recovery+-+DirectResponse&utm_term=mental%20health%20service&gclid=Cj0KCQjwn4qWBhCvARIsAFNAMiiXd1ltjWlGDt4X5u84zotqS9MDQZDim1lA_GYFRS0D2s32XbIDhUoaAhahEALw_wcB

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Security Considerations for Businesses

When it comes to your company’s security, who do you trust? Security is a serious concern for any business owners, young professionals, and entrepreneurs. This blog post will discuss some of the main reasons why finding a good security firm is so important for your company’s future success. Security is like insurance, you won’t know when you need it until you need it, so don’t be cheap on it.

What are some things you can do to make your security acquisition better? We’ll start by addressing your business’s current needs, from video surveillance to full trained staff, you should assess what parts of your work are required to be protected. Do you need insurance for high-end assets? Like a Jewelry store, Do you have a restaurant or a bar that requires human intervention to protect your patrons? Think about exactly what is your priority to keep secure, will give you pointers on what services are worth getting.

Security Guards

So you’re hiring security guards? We can help! There are a few things you want to keep in mind when looking for your first guard. You are putting a lot on the line when you decide to open your doors, and while generating more revenue is important, nothing is more valuable than your own life and those of your employees. While many people might not realize it, there are countless dangers that both you and your employees may face in the workplace. Unfortunately, this can make it difficult for business owners to find the right security company for their needs. 

First and foremost, you will want to make sure that the guard is of good moral character- their job is to protect you, after all. You also want to make sure they have experience with the specific type of event or space that you need them for. Remember! Security guards are still representing your company, find people that are able to do their job diligently and responsibly, quick wits and a cold head go a long way when an emergency arises! Finally, always ask for references from past clients and do your research before making any decisions!

Insurance companies

Now if you’re looking to get some insurance you might also keep in mind what security measures need to be put in place in order to keep your assets in maximum security. Do you need alarms? 24/7 surveillance and video recording? Are your workers in a high-risk environment? Keeping all these considerations in mind, insurance helps you keep your peace of mind and allows you to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Certifications and Training

Nothing says safety more than having staff that is properly trained and knows the correct skills. When a worker doesn’t know how to operate a tool or machinery, lacks the experience and the awareness of their workplace, they can become a liability or a security concern for you. That’s why having properly trained staff is a must. Either a First Aid training, WHMIS, Etc. Proper licenses for vehicles or activities, all these staff development courses must be, as a business owner, something for you to consider. Yes, accidents are never fully preventable, but foresight is king when determining who are your best candidates for your work. Either if you’re considering in-house training, outsourcing, or Online training, getting your staff to optimal skill is a top safety priority.

With all this information at hand, you should be able to make the most optimal decision for your business, And the best decision is Baig Security.