62 episodes

Vacation Rental Business in Today's World -
Proactively provide safer stays and increased revenue for your vacation rental properties.

Safer VRS Eric Thibodeaux

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Vacation Rental Business in Today's World -
Proactively provide safer stays and increased revenue for your vacation rental properties.

    Level one: Hazard Recognition and Mitigation

    Level one: Hazard Recognition and Mitigation

    Welcome to the new episode of the Safer Vacation Rentals Podcast. This week we're talking about the second part of the four levels of safety series: hazard recognition and mitigation. Let's get started with a quick recap of what we discussed in the first part of our series: level zero is nothing, not the place we want to be. If you haven't already listened to our last episode, "Four Levels of Safety" we suggest listening first. In this episode, we're going to take a look at the importance of starting with awareness, because it's going to help us identify and eliminate hazards before they become more dangerous. And now that we're aware that in safety loss prevention, we have to begin to look at what are the hazards and how we're gonna mitigate them. The first cornerstone of level one is risk management—eliminating, substituting or controlling the hazards. The second cornerstone is consultation—need to begin informing personnel about the remaining hazards through training, instruction, competency assessment, or guidelines. You can check out this episode on your favorite podcast app! If you enjoyed it and want more great content like this, let us know by leaving a review or sharing it with your friends!

    • 19 min
    The Four Levels of Safety

    The Four Levels of Safety

    Welcome back to the Safer Vacation Rentals podcast.This week's episode is all about the four levels of safety. As the gold standard for the vacation rental industry, we'll be focusing on each level and how they relate to your business.Honestly, this is not the level we want to be at. This is a level where there is no proactive safety and loss prevention activities taking place within our business.And we need to acknowledge that there are some VR managers and owners who are not aware of safety loss prevention. They're doing nothing.Probably the worst statement to be in regards to safety and loss prevention is: "safety is common sense". What may be common for you may not be, may not be common for someone else.

    So what we want to do is we want to adjust our thinking and begin moving up and begin taking proactive actions and engaging our team, our housekeepers, our maintenance team...our office staff...our owners...and it needs to be reflective in what we offer in the community in our properties.Safe is how we operate. Safe is how we deliver!I'd love for you to share this episode with your friends and colleagues so they can learn more about safety as well! If there's anything else you'd like us to cover (or any questions you have), please don't hesitate to reach out at eric@safervrs.com or visit www.safervrs.com to know more about us.

    • 13 min
    Proactive Approach to Safety by Understanding the Causal Factors

    Proactive Approach to Safety by Understanding the Causal Factors

    Hi, everyone. This is Eric Thibodeaux with Safer Vacation Rentals. Today's podcast is about how we can use our understanding of causal factors to avoid a lot of the problems that can happen when we are trying to create safe conditions for our employees, our properties and our communities.I know that many times people just want to take care of the consequences. They want to make sure that they've got a strategy in place for responding when something happens and they don't necessarily want to take a look at what caused it or who was responsible for it happening in the first place or what could have prevented it from happening in the first place.We'll start by talking about people's tendency to respond to the severity of the consequence, rather than the causal factors. That's not always a bad thing! It just means that people are conditioned to respond when something bad happens—and they don't always stop and ask themselves what caused it. But that makes no sense if we're going to hold ourselves accountable for everything around us and make sure it's safe for everyone involved.The good news is that there are ways you can prevent these things from happening in the first place. It all comes down to understanding what causes unsafe conditions and actions and what consequences those unsafe conditions and actions will create for you and your employees.Listen to this episode now as we talk about how to take a look at the consequences of an unsafe condition and action, BUT also focus on the causal factors that create those unsafe conditions.

    • 10 min
    Lone Worker In The Vacation Rental Industry

    Lone Worker In The Vacation Rental Industry

    Welcome back to the Safer VRS Podcast!In this week's episode, we're going to talk about the lone workers in the vacation rental industry. We pay less attention to them, but they're significant to discuss—especially when it comes to their safety.Lone workers may be more at risk of being injured than employees who have coworkers around them, and they have no way of calling for assistance if they are injured. They are alone and vulnerable.And that's why we're talking about ways we can safeguard lone workers and understand the complexity involved in lone work situations. I'll be sharing some best practices as well o check-in procedures and emergency preparedness.Listen to the rest of the episode now and create a safe day!Visit www.safervrs.com for more information on how we can help you improve safety in your vacation rental business.

    • 8 min
    VRMA and Emergency Preparedness

    VRMA and Emergency Preparedness

    Welcome to the Safer Vacation Rentals Podcast! In this episode, I want to share my learnings from the recent VRMA conference. The conference was huge—it was an amazing experience and I learned a lot of new things, met a lot of new people, spent a lot of time with the track booth and beyond. One thing that stood out to me is how important it is to understand and provide information to your guests about what's the address of the property that you're in. It's one thing to have your own address handy when you're at home, but when you're on vacation (or attending a conference) it can be confusing if you don't know where you are or what street it's on. So make sure you have the right information available so your guests can find their way around easily. Another thing I learned at VRMA is how important it is to monitor your guests' stay during their vacation and establishing clear expectations with your guests. If you have guests coming into your VR property or your place of business, they should know exactly what they can expect from their experience at your place and their experience with your company as these things can affect your guests' experiences so make sure you're aware of any issues before they happen so they won't be unexpected surprises when they happen. Make sure to subscribe and follow along with this podcast for more about the importance of safety and loss prevention in the vacation rental industry. And remember: if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to shoot me an email at eric@safer.vrs.com

    • 14 min
    Life Saving Rule - Trips, Slips & Falling

    Life Saving Rule - Trips, Slips & Falling

    Hello and welcome to the Safer Vacation Rentals Podcast with me, Eric Thibodeaux! Today's episode is all about trips, slips, and falling. We're going to talk about safety being a value in my identity, both personally and professionally. We'll also talk about the importance of the Be, Do, Have model—what do I want to have? What do I need to do to be that person? What do I need to do to have what I want to be who I want to be? Slips, trips, and falls are definitely one of the biggest issues in almost any industry that we're in. So today we're going to dive deep into everything from how to prevent them from happening in the first place by identifying potential hazards before they happen so you can take action before they become an issue; how to identify where there are risks associated with slips, trips and falls; how can you start prevention now? All this and more safety tips in this episode so tune in now! P.S: I just wanted to invite you to join the Awakening Vacation Rental Safety Membership Group. We're still looking for members, and we'd love for you to be one of them. You can find us at www.safervrs.com or by sending me an email at Eric@safervrs.com. We're pretty easy to find! We'd love for you to be part of our founding member launch as well—just send me a text or an email if you're interested in joining us.

    • 22 min

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