There are several easy methods of securing your warehouse site. Individually they work well help to deter criminals and protect your site. But, having a combination of multiple of these techniques will create a very efficient warehouse security and protection system for your business.
It’s so important to have the right protection in place at your site to minimise theft, criminal damage, and other expensive issues that could occur. Have a look at the following warehouse safety tips to see if there’s anything more you could be doing to protect your site!
What Are Warehouse Safety Tips?
It is extremely important to make sure that your warehouse business is well protected. There are a variety of different ways that you can do this such as hiring security guards and making sure that your perimeter is secure. Below we have listed the top twelve safety tips for warehouse employees that will help to keep your business and workers safe.
1. Secure Your Perimeter.
It is vital that you secure the perimeter of your entire warehouse and site. This is a simple yet highly effective method of crime prevention. You can do this by simply placing tall fencing around your site, to limit access to your site from intruders. If a site is properly fenced in criminals are a lot less likely to attempt to gain access as the area looks well secured. It also means that it is a lot harder for stock or machinery to be taken off of your site due to the obstacle of a fence in the way.
2. Control Site Access.
Limiting access to your site gives you full control over who is permitted to enter and exit the site. Having gatehouse security means that you can stop people from accessing your site that could be a potential risk. This alongside securing your site perimeter with fencing is a very effective way to stop criminals.
3. Hire Security Guards.
Having the right warehouse security guards in place at your site is essential. They are the most effective security technique by far. Having an officer on-site monitoring the situation can bring massive peace of mind to business owners. A warehouse security guard can look over a site and monitor anything that’s happening. They can protect equipment and supplies and act as a very good visual deterrent to criminals. Warehouse security officers can respond to any situation that is occurring on your site, and deal with the situation. They can either manage it themselves, call the appropriate manager or call emergency services to assist in the situation.
4. Detect With CCTV.
It is important to be able to detect any criminal activity that does occur on your site. A good way of doing this is to put CCTV cameras in place at your warehouse. CCTV monitoring can allow you to see if there is any suspicious activity happening on your site, and to record anything if a crime were to occur. CCTV cameras and CCTV warning signs are also very good visual deterrents. If a criminal sees that your warehouse is being monitored by CCTV cameras, they are less likely to strike and risk being caught on camera.
5. Mobile Patrols
Having warehouse security guards patrolling your site through warehouse mobile patrols is a very good way of protecting your business. Mobile patrol services will regularly visit your site and check in on the area thoroughly. They will also ensure that their visits are not scheduled in any way and are random, this ensures that criminals cannot monitor and predict any future patrols to the site. Having a mobile patrol unit will act as a very good deterrent to criminals that are looking to gain access to your site.
6. Detect With Motion Sensors.
Motion sensor systems allow you to detect if there is any movement on your site that is not supposed to be happening. You will be alerted to any movement in restricted areas and the situation can be sorted out as quickly as possible.
7. Glass Break Detection.
If a criminal were to try to enter your site, they may very well try and smash a window to gain entrance. Having glass break detection security in place means that you will be alerted to any window/ access point that is smashed to gain entry. The situation can then be dealt with before any more damage or theft occurs to your warehouse.
8. Light The Area.
Having a well-lit area will deter criminals from trying to gain access to your site. If your warehouse and its surrounding site are well lit, then criminals will be much more visible and therefore more likely to be caught. This is why criminals tend to target darker areas for crimes as they are less likely to be detected by security or the police. Having good lights all-around your site will give you a better view of these criminals as well, so you can apprehend them sooner and stop any criminal activity from continuing.
9. Alarm Systems.
If any criminal activity were to occur to your construction site it is very important that you are made aware of it, so that you can either stop it, respond to it, or report it. These actions need to be taken as quickly as possible after the crime has been committed. Therefore, having an alarm system in place is crucial. It will bring any issues to your attention and also work as a visual deterrent to criminals.
10. Test Your Security Systems.
Testing the security systems that you have in place regularly is key to securing your site. You need to know that everything is running as it should so that you are confident that you are protected as much as possible. Running regular checks and tests on our security systems will give you that peace of mind to know everything is protected as much as possible.
11. Inventory Tracking.
To stop any theft from occurring on your site, keeping track of inventory is very important. Knowing what stock is where and how much of it there is allows you to monitor if anything has gone missing. It also gives you a better picture of where/why something could have gone missing.
12. Deter Criminal Activity.
Doing as much as you can to deter criminal activity is very important, and there are some simple yet effective ways of doing this. For example, having visible CCTV cameras in place, having warning signs around, and having security guards visibly securing the warehouse. Security companies, such as ourselves, will provide free warning boards for your site to warn off those looking to strike.
In order to best secure your site from criminal activity ensure you have as many of these tips in place on your site. They will work together to create a very good defence system against criminal activity and save you time, hassle, and money in the long run.
If you want to know more about how to specifically protect your site from criminals, or want to know how to implement any of the above security measures then get in touch with us today to have a chat, or request a free no-obligation quote today!
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