25 May, 2023
Ensuring the safety of employees, staff and visitors (as well as company property) is critically important in the workplace. Everyone that enters the premises must be able to see that the company cares about their well-being and makes safety a top priority. Workplace safety also plays an important role in retaining staff, reducing costs, and preventing the theft or damage of assets in the building.
Fortunately, there are several measures that businesses can take to visibly and efficiently secure their premises.
Entrance control is designed to limit access to specific areas or resources within a workplace, usually through physical barriers, such as doors, security portals, and Speed Gates. This can be as simple as locking doors or turnstiles that slow down the flow of traffic and help security detect unauthorised access, or high-security solutions including speed gates, security portals, revolving doors, or interlocks that prevent access without authorisation into a restricted area.
Businesses should work with security experts to conduct a thorough assessment of the workplace to identify areas that require restricted access. This can include areas with sensitive information or valuable assets, such as server rooms, data centres, lobbies, or executive offices.
Once these areas have been identified, the business should establish and communicate protocols for who is allowed access and under what circumstances, including creating a list of authorised personnel who have the necessary clearance to enter these areas and establishing procedures for granting temporary access to visitors or contractors.
If the company identifies areas that are vulnerable and require greater control, it can implement physical measures such as the installation of security doors, security screens, gates, or turnstiles.
Many companies use security screens designed to protect employees in customer-facing roles, such as reception areas, retail, finance, etc. These screens can also be strategically deployed to prevent physical and verbal attacks by providing a barrier between staff and the public.
When choosing security screens, it is important to consider the level of protection that is needed. The thickness of the screen and the size of the openings can affect the level of protection provided, but Safetell has an expert sales team on hand to help you come to the best solution for your business’ needs. They can provide advice about finding a working solution that ensures business operations carry on as normal while maintaining the security and the aesthetic of the area.
It’s best to choose a custom solution that provides optimal security while maintaining the aesthetics of your workplace and enabling normal operations at all times.
Screens should be installed by a professional to ensure that they are properly secured and that there are no weak spots that could be exploited by intruders, or assailants.
Ensuring that your workplace is fully secured requires a combination of physical security measures and regular maintenance. Entrance control and security screens are just two important aspects of this process that can help to protect against theft, intrusion, and other security threats.
Safetell has worked in close collaboration with numerous businesses in order to secure their premises and protect their staff, providing custom solutions that provide a sense of safety to all visitors and employees. Get in touch with Safetell if you would like assistance maintaining safety and security at your workplace.