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Working safely and securely

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Effective Security Measures: Ensuring Safety at Work


Implementing good security measures is crucial to deter intruders and safeguard individuals from potential crime.

Understanding Your Organisation's Security Procedures

Your organisation will have specific security procedures in place. Familiarise yourself with these to ensure compliance.

Your employer may provide guidance on safe working practices. Consult your manager for further information.

Examples of Secure Working Measures

  • Challenging Intruders: Questioning strangers found on premises or in restricted areas.
  • Visitor Registration: Requiring visitors to sign a visitor book to secure premises.
  • Alarm Systems: Activating alarms where available for added security.
  • Identity Verification: Verifying the identity of individuals requesting information over the phone.

In smaller workplaces, ensure outside doors are locked and equipped with a doorbell to prevent unauthorised access. Never disclose information to visitors without proper authorization.

When working in someone's home, offer support in obtaining advice on enhancing home security, such as accessing online resources.

Lone Worker Safety

If working alone or driving between visits, lone worker training may be necessary. Implementing common-sense safety measures is essential for personal security.