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Real Estate Safety Training

In the fast-paced world of real estate, many agents might not think there is time or need to consider safety, but any profession that requires driving all over a city and constantly entering different people’s homes should be considered a risky one. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for real estate agents.

OSHA Required Real Estate Safety Training

Fire Extinguisher OSHA Regulation: 1910.157(g)

When OSHA Requires Fire Extinguisher Training:

When fire extinguishers exist in the workplace, the employer should train employees on their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Fire Extinguisher Training Resources (free):

  • Fire Extinguisher Training Powerpoint

  • Fire Extinguisher Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fire Extinguisher Training Videos (paid):

  • Using Fire Extinguishers Safely by Atlantic Training

  • Portable Fire Extinguishers Protecting People And Property by Coastal Training

  • Fire Extinguisher Safety by Atlantic Training

Emergency Evacuation OSHA Regulation: 1910.38(e)

When OSHA Requires Emergency Evacuation Training:

If fire extinguishers are provided in your workplace and/or anyone will be evacuating during a fire or other emergency. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable Emergency Evacuation Training Resources (free):

  • Emergency Evacuation Powerpoint

  • Emergency Evacuation Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Emergency Evacuation Training Videos (paid):

  • Evacuation Procedures by Atlantic Training

  • Emergency Evacuation by Digital 2000

  • Emergency Planning by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)

Recordkeeping

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Recordkeeping Training Resources (free):

  • Recordkeeping Powerpoint

  • Recordkeeping Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

OSHA Recordkeeping Training Videos (paid):

  • OSHA Recordkeeping for Managers, Supervisors and Employees by Atlantic Training

  • osha recordkeeping for managers

    OSHA Recordkeeping for Employees by Atlantic Training

  • OSHA Recordkeeping for Managers and Supervisors by Atlantic Training

Customer Service

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Customer Service Training Resources (free):

  • Customer Service Powerpoint

  • Customer Service Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Customer Service Training Videos (paid):

  • Customer Service The Royal Treatment by Coastal Training

  • Customer Service Difficult Customer Alert by Coastal Training

  • The Secret Customer Service Uncovered by Coastal Training

Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

1.5% (rough approximation based on real estate industry) 1.5% Annual Injury Rate

Real Estate Agent Safety Tips

Quick Tip

Many homes for sale might have structural issues. If something in a home seems unsafe, such as rotting wood or a shifting foundation, call in a professional before investigating yourself, especially in tight areas like attics and roofs.

In the fast-paced world of real estate, many agents might not think there is time or need to consider safety, but any profession that requires driving all over a city and constantly entering different people’s homes should be considered a risky one. By practicing some very basic safety tips, real estate agents can be better prepared to deal with emergencies while on the go and at the office. Keeping safety as a top priority will also decrease the chance for accidents and make your clients feel safer around you, and also more confident in your abilities. Selling a house is a big task that can involve a lot of different people, give all of them some peace of mind by making safety a priority wherever you go.

At the office

  • Know the safety procedures of your building well and practice fire rills regularly. Everyone in the office should know where the emergency exits are and what they are supposed to do in the event of a major emergency.
  • Keep walkways clear of junk and clutter to reduce tripping. This will also make evacuations easier.
  • Learn how to use a fire extinguisher and know exactly where they are located in your surrounding area so you can quickly put out any potential for fires in your workspace.
  • Lean the proper procedures for handling other disaster situations as well, such as earthquakes or tornados. In the event of a tornado, stay away from windows and mirrors; protect your head with your hands. In the event of an earthquake, stay in doorframes and away from objects that might fall off of walls.
  • Know the location of first aid kits and how to use them in the event of minor emergencies.
  • Always use proper lifting techniques. If you have to lift any heavy items, never lift more than you can comfortably handle and always lift with you legs, never the back. Ask for help from a colleague if something appears to be too heavy for you.
  • Keep your office clean and disinfected to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Never come to work if you are sick and possibly contagious.

On home visits

  • Be aware of the surroundings, take note of any household objects such as toys or junk that are blocking walkways and could be a hazard for tripping.
  • Pay attention to small children and animals that might be present.
  • Never sneak up on an animal in someone’s home, even if it seems to be a friendly pet. Approach animals with caution at all times.

While driving

  • Get your vehicle serviced regularly. Have it inspected often. This will help avoid breakdowns on your way between appointments.
  • Obey all traffic laws and warning signs.
  • Don’t speed. Follow the legal speed limit at all times.

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