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Why it is important to keep security up after lockdown

June 21, 2021

Now the end of lockdown and COVID restrictions is finally in sight, although most of us are preparing to enjoy life as we knew it again, it will be a huge adjustment after over a year in lockdown. With everyone getting used to the way we live changing yet again, it would be easy to forget about security.

Workplace security evolution

Whether your workplace is going back to pre-lockdown operations, or you have permanently adjusted your working practices since, workplace security needs to evolve to suit the current situation. It is vital that workplace security is a consideration whether your building is occupied or not.

If your staff have been predominantly working from home over the past 18 months, it is likely your security measures are focused on vacant property safety rather than the safety of staff themselves. With lockdown easing, more people will be out and about, meaning more potential risk to personal safety so this should be a focus as staff head back to your premises.

It is also important to address staff practices in regards to security of your business and business premises. If they have been working from home for a long period of time, it is likely they will have forgotten the usual locking up or security routines that were once second nature to them. Providing refresher training is a simple solution to keep both staff and property safe.

Lone workers and those working night shifts are particularly vulnerable when it comes to personal safety. So, if your business employs such workers, it is worth considering services such as Lock & Unlock or Manned Guarding so that your staff have peace of mind that there is a security presence overnight or whilst they are working alone. A security presence also acts as a visual deterrent to any potential thieves or vandals.

Reviewing your current security measures

Whatever your business’ workforce practices after lockdown, ensure both your premises and staff are protected. It is worth reviewing your current security measures each time a situation changes, readdressing them when necessary.

Here at Foremost Security, the core of what we do is protecting your premises and staff from vandalism, theft, fire and flooding. As an SIA accredited contractor providing services including Key Holding, Lock & Unlock, Guarding, Vacant Property Inspections and Mobile Patrols, we are equipped to cover all eventualities.

Foremost Security can assist with every aspect of your site’s protection and compliance. If you would like to speak to one of our experienced team, or find out how we can help with your specific needs, then please navigate around our website or call us on 0115 911 0213

By Foremost Security Team

The articles published by the Foremost Sercurity Team include contributions from the entire office team. We try to keep our clients, and the people who may become our clients one day, informed about general premises security issues and news and local news which might affect their organisations.

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