In the wake of the global pandemic of 2020, most businesses are suffering increased challenges in their day-to-day operations. Many of these challenges involve health and safety, finances, and even reinstating customer confidence.
One way your company, whether large or small, can improve all these areas and more, is to implement security guard services or increase those you currently use or those you have hired already. Here are a few key ways on how these three categories can benefit your company.
Protecting Health and Safety
If your business is considered essential or will be reopening later in the year, it needs to be protected from unnecessary exposure to the coronavirus. A guard helps in many ways. He or she can aid in helping clients and employees maintain a safe six-foot or the one-meter distance between one another.
You might even need to consider restricting the number of clients within your property at any given time. Security personnel can kindly and diplomatically help manage crowd control and oversee safe social distancing even for those waiting outside your particular venue.
Businesses want to keep a close eye on who is on their property as well. A security professional is trained to observe people and their behaviors, so they are more likely to notice anyone who should not be there. If there is any risk of people walking around your property, this is a good time to employ guards to help keep unauthorized individuals from hanging around to put your staff and customers at risk.
Reducing Financial Risk
Hiring security guards or increasing them is an asset for any company. But this heightened security helps protect your other investments. Retail or high-traffic establishments might use guards and regular patrols to monitor for theft, employee loss, or potential liability risks such as spills that might result in slip-and-fall accidents. If any business location has to be temporarily closed, security should patrol it.
Many companies are seeing increased cybersecurity risks during the unprecedented shut-down of many communities. Trained guards provide physical security for equipment and property while your IT department focuses on the virtual security of your data. A guard can also support in implementing security protocols like proper password protection, managing access to the buildings, and monitoring suspicious activity.
Depending on the firm you work with, guards may also provide screening services once businesses return to normal operations. Screening individuals for signs of infection is one tool that many experts believe will help get clients and employees back to your business by instilling confidence that you are looking out for their safety.
A guard may screen visitors before they enter the premises with simple health questions regarding common symptoms. They may continue to aid by spearheading company social distancing efforts on a long-term basis. someone might use guards protected by personal protective equipment to add temperature checks to your entrances.
Beyond the screening, the presence of a security guard can be a comforting element for everyone. Guards are trained to be calm and professional in any situation, so they help keep others calm and secure. Their presence is a sign that your business takes health and safety seriously. People have someone they can take concerns to and someone to remind them of good sanitary procedures.