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Building Safety and Security: 4 Systems that Are Worth Adding Today

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Features, Security, Variety

For businesses, security and safety systems are two topics where it doesn’t pay to skimp. Being detail-oriented and investing in the right systems pays dividends by keeping staff and visitors safer when they’re on-site. 

Here are 4 systems worth adding today if they’re not already in place. 

The Guardrail on the Roof

Performing repair work on a roof is never a simple matter, even when it looks like it. Any work performed at a height can always be made safer than it was before. A roof guardrail that runs along the centre or sides of the roof provides a safer way to walk around or get across from one side to the other without needing a more elaborate system.

The roof guardrail system provided by Safe at Heights can include both a guardrail and a metal platform to walk on safely. The latter affords extra grip for the work boots and avoids an uneven roofing structure causing an employee to trip up. 

Protective Fencing to Separate Vehicles from Public Areas

In certain situations, it can be sensible to put up tall fencing to create purposeful separation between a public access road and the premises. 

Areas, where employees park their cars, can be secured behind a fence with a powered gate to separate them from the public road. Giving staff an electronic card to trigger the opening/closing of the powered gate provides accessibility while maintaining security too. For employees with valuable vehicles or motorbikes that may attract a watchful eye, the fencing and gates can be the right deterrent to a potential thief. 

Adding more visible CCTV cameras with a higher resolution and video uploaded to the cloud is also a good move too. 

List of Maintenance Tasks Not Performed by Staff

To avoid maintenance staff running into difficulties that could have been predicted, it’s important to have a list of tasks that they’re not to perform. 

The list can be based on repairs or maintenance that’s been found to be problematic and too often leads to injuries. Also, it can include those tasks that require either special skills or equipment that is unavailable to staff. 

By maintaining a list, it holds maintenance staff responsible for it. Such repairs then become a dismissible offence because they’ve contravened instructions intended to keep staff safe even from themselves. 

Security Patrols

Employing a full-time, round-the-clock security team may be too expensive for smaller businesses, but a security patrol is the next best thing. They can check the doors and windows for obvious signs of a break-in and call the authorities if they find anything suspicious. 

Also, getting reliable alarms installed with sensors and contacts to indicate when doors or windows have been opened after hours can automatically alert the nearest police station. CCTV cameras that relay their images and sound to the cloud allow employees to check on them once alerted. They can see what’s been going on when the alarm or sensor was tripped. This helps to reduce the instance of false alarms.

By focusing on safety and security, companies can avoid accidents and reduce the likelihood of a break-in. This leaves the majority of employees able to focus on the core business operations. 

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