How CCTV Can Help Improve Health and Safety

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There are many benefits to having CCTV present at your business, but did you know that CCTV can help improve health and safety?

Health and safety is a priority for all business settings. Accidents in the workplace are something that all business owners strive to prevent. The addition of CCTV can help with security and help monitor health and safety procedures.

Monitoring

CCTV is a reliable way of monitoring staff, contractors and customers. This can be in place 24/7 and ensure that all people on your premises follow correct health and safety procedures. It is also a great way of identifying potential hazards or issues. Visible CCTV cameras are likely to remind those on your premises that they should act accordingly, meaning health and safety regulations are more likely to be adhered to.

Evidence

Accidents are sometimes unavoidable, but CCTV allows you, as a business owner, to determine the exact cause of an accident. Falls, faulty equipment and breaching of regulations are all things that could cause an accident in the workplace. CCTV erases all doubt and confusion, which may be helpful when there is a legal dispute or claim. It can also help you developed and improve procedures in the future. CCTV evidence may sometimes be required for insurance or legal purposes.

Potential risks

Some business sites pose more potential risks than others. For example, warehouses, factories and building sites are more hazardous than an office. However, each business will have its own risk, and as a business owner, it is crucial to ensure you are one step ahead to prevent and minimise the risk of accidents. Round-the-clock CCTV shows you are keen to cover all angles.

Deterring crime

Criminals will think twice about targeting a business with visible CCTV. This means that crime is reduced when CCTV is active, and your staff and customers are at less risk of the physical or mental consequences of crime. CCTV will also deter potential vandals, meaning less chance of equipment becoming unsafe because of vandalism.

In summary, CCTV is a valuable security tool for any business and can improve health and safety, and peace of mind.

For details about the CCTV and other security solutions offered by A Matter of Security, contact our friendly team on 01708 572248.

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