The current pandemic has caused endless disruptions to the security companies. COVID-19 has changed the way businesses operate. Social distancing, remote working, reduction of open public spaces are seriously impacting the security services. Yet the need to provide adequate security patrol services continues!
It is interesting to know how Agile Security is adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis. Agile Security has made drastic changes to its standard operating procedures. Besides, new policies are implemented on each site to prevent security breaches. Following are the changes, we have adapted to prevent the pandemic in Dallas security companies.
1. How we have Responded to COVID-19?
Agile Security is working day and night in preventing and mitigating the risk of COVID-19. However, we are diligently working on different locations with additional coverage. Also, we are training guards to conduct risk assessments and temperature screenings. Additionally, we have extended our services to new locations like hospitals, manufacturing plants, and retail stores during this pandemic.
How can we make sure that the security services are prepared for the new normal? This new normal will only allow those businesses to survive if they will be more proactive. Therefore, wise strategic business decisions will be good for identity theft.
Subsequently, companies should establish specific policies. Different procedures, capabilities for employee communications, and personal safety measures to minimize disruptions.
2. What are the Workplace Monitoring Procedures?
Workplace health monitoring practices are extremely thorough. Security patrol services have become experts in identifying the symptoms of COVID-19 across the nation. Guards and patrol officers usually ask a series of questions to know about customers’ health. Security questions involve;
- Has the patron come in contact with any individual who tested positive for COVID-19?
- Is the customer experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19?
Our officers also use non-contact thermometers to check the temperature. Our security officers deny access to the customer whose temperature is above the acceptable threshold. Besides, they retrieve entirely new protective equipment.
Regularly update the risk assessment for work-related exposure to COVID-19. A medical mask and personal protective equipment are provided. The policy on wearing a mask should be in line with national or local guidelines. There should be fresh, clean air in all workplaces. In the case of air recirculation, regular filters should be clean.
3. How we have been Impacted by COVID-19?
In one way or another, every site Agile Security serves has been impacted by this pandemic. Some sites require temperature screening before access to the location is permitted. Meanwhile, other sites have implemented questionnaires to determine the high-risk of the virus. Further, hand sanitizers, face masks, disinfectant wipes, and other SOPs are strongly recommended for regular use.
Our security patrol services are working at irregular shifts and hours to cover most of the locations. Agile Security, however, is providing awareness about the dangers of COVID-19 to its staff. Additionally, we have added information to the site for COVID-19 training.
4. Recommendations for Security Guards During COVID-19
- Wash hands frequently and also advise others to do so.
- Avoid touching any part of your face with unclean hands.
- Avoid close contact with the general public.
- Regularly update your PPE
- Adapt work areas or security stations to minimize the chance of unnecessary interaction.
- Frequently disinfect surfaces that are touched by multiple people.
- Ensure access to clean restrooms.
- Daily wash work clothes or uniforms.
- Sanitize your duty belt, radio, gear and other equipment.
5. Looking to the Future
Times have changed just in a matter of a few days. Businesses are suffering. Nobody could predict the full impact of the crisis. We need to look ahead to determine how we are going to cope with the other side of the pandemic.
Our security services will continue to adapt to face the challenges imposed by COVID-19. Consequently, we will train more staff officers to ensure the safety of Dallas security companies and their clients.
Contact Agile Security to discover how your businesses can remain secure during this crisis.