As at 23 December 2013, 181 Australian workers were killed while at work. While many of these deaths are most likely related to accidents and injuries, the safety of employees while going in and out of the business are also contributing issues.
During the 12 months prior to interview in 2011–12, there were an estimated 188,600 incidents of robbery, experienced by 66,400 Australians aged 15 years and over. (abs.gov.au).This number includes victims that were threatened at work.
Alarms are useful to alerting authorities to problems after the fact, but having an on-site security officer is more effective in helping to reduce the risks as well as the severity of the crime itself. Gold Coast Security firms offer many options to keep your company secure.
There are many benefits to having a security officer:
Protecting Your Assets
Your employees are one of your greatest assets. You have hired and trained the best, and their safety should be as great of a concern to you as it is to them. Keep them safe by having a security officer close by to protect them, because the bad things can happen to you.
Response time can be vital in preventing a would-be intruder or dangerous crime. Further, this same response time can mean the difference between life and death after a crime has taken place.
Security officers are trained in advanced communication and negotiation techniques that are valuable in controlling both internal disputes as well as threats from the outside. A security officer is an impartial instrument in controlling and diffusing situations
Be proactive rather than reactive in protecting your company. Don’t wait for something to happen before you take action, make sure it doesn’t happen in the first place.
A price cannot be placed on safety; whether it is the safety of your employees, your customers, your business, or your information. Protect your most valuable assets with a security officer and avoid the regret that comes with wishing you had.