Workforce safety should be the first priority of all employers. This is especially true in a warehouse environment, where hazards such as heavy machinery, industrial racking and step ladders all have the potential to contribute to serious accidents. Safeguarding employees to the greatest extent possible is in everybody's interests.
In recent decades, information technology has been one of the key driving forces behind a revolutionary improvement in the capabilities of advanced fire and security systems. As the performance and functionality of individual technology types has improved, so too has their capability to operate in unison with one another. By harnessing this potential for connectivity between devices, the industry has been able to develop a more 'joined up' or 'holistic' approach to building protection which can be summarized by the term 'fire and security integration'.
If you are responsible for any business premises or apartment building, you have a legal obligation to carry out or commission a proper fire risk assessment carried out by a “competent person”. In theory, anyone can undertake a fire risk assessment provided that they follow the relevant guidelines carefully. In practice, however, this course of action is inadvisable unless you have a strong background in buildings maintenance and the premises in question has a limited number of occupants who are not engaged in any complex activities.
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In an ideal world, businesses and organisations would be able to store stock, equipment, and other valuable items with minimal security. In reality, we all understand that threats such as organised crime, opportunistic theft, and vandalism mean that any warehouse needs to be protected by an effective security system.
While shrinkage is often viewed as primarily a concern for retail operations, the issue can actually affect almost any business. After all, even businesses which do not hold any stock (for example in the service sector) can suffer due to theft of valuable equipment by staff.
Modern CCTV systems are capable of recording and storing vast quantities of visual data. In order to utilize this footage effectively, however, it is essential that a reliable system is in place to monitor and analyse it efficiently enough to ensure that any relevant or suspicious events recorded are not overlooked. In almost all cases, the sheer volume of footage recorded means that it is simply not viable for security personnel to achieve this manually.
Fire safety and security tips from Contact Fire & Security
Prospective and existing clients often come to us for advice regarding many different aspects of fire safety and security. While we are always more than happy to help, and welcome any enquiry via phone, email or social media, to save time we've prepared answers to the key questions we most commonly receive. If you do not find the information you're looking for, please don't hesitate to get in touch, either in the comments or via any of the methods mentioned above.
Whether your business involves storing stock, handling cash, or using valuable equipment, maintaining a high level of security at your premises is vital. Steps you might need to take in order to achieve this can include installing a state of the art alarm system, fitting high security locks, or reinforcing doors and windows.