Sir Alphie the Court Reporter Dog

It’s official . . . Sir Alphie is Hired!!!

Alpha would like to announce that Sir Alphie is done with his training, and we have officially hired him as one our newest Alpha Team members! Sir Alphie will be protecting our Alpha office (Sir Alphie’s home) on a daily basis as he takes on the title of Guard Dog. He’s even made it on our website’s Meet The Team Staff page! What do you think of his staff picture? He has been trained to make his bark, and his bite, forceful and fierce while protecting everyone at our Memphis office. We all feel much safer at the office now that we know Sir Alphie is watching after us and taking a bite out of crime!

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Sir Alphie’s Tips for Staying Safe at Work

A simple list of things people can do to stay safe at work

  • Keep your purse, wallet, keys, or other valuables with you at all times or locked in a drawer or closet.
  • Check the identity of any strangers who are in your office. If anyone makes you uncomfortable, inform security or management immediately.
  • Don’t stay late if you’ll be alone in the office. Create a buddy system for walking to parking lots or public transportation after hours, or ask a security guard to escort you.
  • Report any broken or flickering lights, dimly lit corridors, broken windows, and doors that don’t lock properly.
  • If you notice signs of potential violence in a fellow employee, report this to the appropriate person. Immediately report any incidents of sexual harassment.
  • Know your company’s emergency plan. If your company does not have such a plan, volunteer to help develop one.
  • If the company does not supply an emergency kit, keep your own emergency supplies (flashlight, walking shoes, water bottle, nonperishable food, etc.) in a desk drawer.
  • If you work at home, in addition to making your home safe and secure, you should hang window treatments that obstruct the view into your office. You don’t want to advertise your expensive office equipment.
  • Review your insurance policy—almost all policies require an extra rider to cover a home office.
  • Mark your equipment with identification numbers, and keep an updated inventory list (with photos, if possible) in a home safe or a bank safe-deposit box. It’s a good idea to keep backups of your work in a secure, separate location as well.
  • Follow the same caution with deliveries and pickups that businesses do. Anyone making a delivery to your home office should be properly identified before you open the door. Do not let the person enter your home.If you own the company, take a hard look at your business—physical layout, employees, hiring practices, operating procedures, and special security risks. Assess the company’s vulnerability to all kinds of crime, from burglary to embezzlement. Follow basic crime prevention principles, and work with local law enforcement to protect your business.

For more safety information visit the website of the National Crime Prevention Council @ https://www.ncpc.org/

If you have any other safety tips that make you feel safe at work, please comment below to let us know so we can make Sir Alphie the best guard dog around.

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