How to set up photo ID cards in your workplace

  Bringing photo ID cards into your organisation can play a significant factor in ensuring the security of your building and the protection of your staff. So how do you go about setting it up? First, think about what you want to achieve. Do you want the photo ID cards to just identify the wearer, … Continue reading How to set up photo ID cards in your workplace

Inexpensive ways to improve your visitor experience

Would you want the next visitor into reception to be able to see all of your personal details laid out on the visitor’s book? Probably not, especially if you’re pitching for some business. Imagine the scenario: it’s taken you months to get the appointment, and you’ve finally secured a meeting with the MD. Unbeknownst to … Continue reading Inexpensive ways to improve your visitor experience

Is security in schools about technology or common sense?

Should we turn our schools into fortresses? Security within schools has always an emotive issue, and given the recent events in Leeds, it’s been thrust centre-stage again. There has been a tide of articles in the press recently questioning what security processes can be put into place to keep our schools safe. Installing metal detectors … Continue reading Is security in schools about technology or common sense?

The benefits of custom printed visitor passes

How do you currently manage visitors in your organisation or school? If you’re in the majority, you’ll probably use a paper visitor pass system, where visitors sign-in to a visitor book and are given a visitor badge to wear around their person. This makes them easy to identify, and also ensures you are meeting your … Continue reading The benefits of custom printed visitor passes

School visitor policy: mainly common sense?

Security within schools is always an emotive issue, particularly given recent headline hitting events in the US. Is your school at risk from unwanted visitors? Are your procedures adequate? Most importantly, are staff fully briefed on your policy? Would they challenge visitors they didn’t know within the school, if they weren’t accompanied or wearing school … Continue reading School visitor policy: mainly common sense?

ID cards: would you challenge someone without theirs?

Or more to the point, would your staff challenge someone who didn’t have an ID card around their neck? Many organisations that provide photo ID cards to their staff aren’t vigilant enough about policing them. This is often because there isn’t a company-wide ID policy in place that includes all visitors to the building, therefore … Continue reading ID cards: would you challenge someone without theirs?

Parking problems? Car park passes could help

There’s nothing more annoying than turning up at work or school and finding that someone has taken your car parking space. Having some simple car park passes printed could make that frustration a thing of the past. We’ve all been there. You’re running late and when you turn up at work there aren’t any parking … Continue reading Parking problems? Car park passes could help

Safeguard your school with school visitor passes

It’s the new school term, have you got everything you need for the year ahead? The start of September often has schools and colleges looking at security on their premises with fresh eyes, which includes looking at school visitor passes. If you’re an educational establishment, having adequate security measures in place to safeguard pupils and … Continue reading Safeguard your school with school visitor passes

Visitor passes: are you meeting health & safety obligations?

All employers have a list of responsibilities to safeguard the health and safety of their employees, which increase when you have 5 employees or more. Organisations are also responsible for any visitors to their premises, such as contractors and suppliers. Every company should have a clear set of procedures for dealing with visitors, which often … Continue reading Visitor passes: are you meeting health & safety obligations?