We’ve talked quite a lot over the years about how CCTV works, and the various ways it can benefit your business security. But did you know it can help out more than just your security? What if we told you that your CCTV could also have a big impact on your health & Safety?
Health and safety is an important consideration for any business, especially if you’re open to the public in any way. Accidents are something that all business owners try their best to prevent, and they need a full and accurate record if something does happen. CCTV helps with this in 4 ways.
CCTV is a reliable way to monitor staff, customers and contractors 24/7. This means you can review footage to check that everyone is following the right health and safety procedures and flag any instances where rules aren’t being followed or staff need extra training.
It’s also a great way of identifying hazards or issues that you might not have been able to see ordinarily. CCTV gives you a unique insight into your premises and how people use it, which will allow you to design health and safety policies more effectively.
Of course, sometimes accidents are unavoidable. When an incident occurs, business owners need to be able to gain a clear understanding of what happened and determine the exact cause of the accident. Falls, faulty equipment and people breaking rules can all cause accidents in the workplace, and discovering the cause can help you determine your liability.
Having an accurate video record of the incident and the time directly leading up to and after it, any doubts can be erased. Instead, you have indisputable evidence of how events unfolded, which can help hugely if a claim is made! Reviewing footage of incidents can also help you to develop and improve procedures in the future to avoid repeat problems.
Every business has its risks, but some have more than others. That could be due to the industry they are in, the specific premises they occupy, or even the geographical area they’re in. For example, warehouses and factories are going to present more health and safety concerns than an office. As a business owner, it’s important that you always stay one step ahead of risks, which is much easier with a good CCTV system in place. It’s also a good way to show insurance companies that you are committed to risk mitigation- which can make a difference when it comes to your premiums!
This one kind of overlaps with security, but it is a part of keeping everyone on your premises safe and healthy. With CCTV in place, criminals will think twice about targeting your business. This means your staff and customers are at less risk of the physical and psychological consequences of crime in your workplace. CCTV also provides a deterrent for vandals, meaning less chance of your equipment becoming damaged and unsafe.
So you see, CCTV can be a valuable tool for your business in more ways than one. At Securifix we specialise in providing businesses with a complete security solution that’s tailored to their needs. To find out more, just get in touch with the team today.