As an employer, you have a legal duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of your employees and also anyone else who may be affected by your business, such as clients and customers. Part of this duty includes being responsible for ensuring the security of your workers whilst they are at your business premises.
There are various ways that you can handle employee security and many employers take additional steps, such as installing commercial CCTV systems, checking the identity of visitors and investing in access control systems, to ensure that they do all they can to protect their team. Of course, it goes without saying that this additional security is crucial in some industries but, if you’re wondering whether employee security is really that important or even beneficial for your company then keep reading today.
Reduce the risks of threats
Aside from the legal obligations as an employer, putting correct security in place for your employees allows you to reduce the risk of threats. It is important to remember that these threats are not only to your employees, but also your business premises.
Physical security protocols might include things such as requiring employees to always use ID card access control systems, and it is important to stress to your employees how important this is too. Whilst some may feel like it is a restriction, thieves and intruders will exploit any vulnerability in your security, so it’s vital to ensure everyone adheres to your security protocols at all times.
Improves overall productivity
There is no denying that a team who feels safe in their place of work will be more productive. Knowing that they can come to work and just get on with their job without having to worry about anything gives them more headspace to focus on their individual tasks at hand.
Ultimately, the more productive your team are, the better for you so, it is worth asking them what would make them feel safe and secure when at work. You may find that lots of employees have a similar response and this can then help you to ensure that you’re installing the best security systems for everyone. Remember that your business wouldn’t be able to function without your employees, never overlook their needs.
Reduce expenditures in the long run
Whilst you may have to pay out initially for your additional security you will find that in the long run, this can save you money. Having comprehensive workplace security can reduce liabilities, insurance, compensation and other security expenses.
Putting yourself and your business in a position where you know that you have done all you can to protect your property and your employees just makes sense. You can relax whenever you’re not at work knowing that there is adequate security in place to look after your business as a whole. Of course, then if anything was to happen you will also have the peace of mind that there isn’t anything else you could have done rather than thinking ‘what if’.
Installing additional security
It is clear to see that no matter what industry you work in, employee security is incredibly important and undoubtedly beneficial to you as an employer as well. If you would like to speak to an experienced security company about your business security needs in more detail please don’t hesitate to contact the EA Group.
With numerous security solutions available, from intercom and access control systems to CCTV camera systems for businesses, our team will gladly discuss with you the best choice for your company and provide you with our professional opinion in this regard. You can trust that we will take into account your needs and requirements before ensuring that we can create and install a solution that you are more than happy with.