Coronavirus: Keeping Your Organization Secure
As news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the media and the minds of people across the country, businesses are faced with new and changing security concerns. The fear and uncertainty that the pandemic brings has created novel security threats for business owners and customers alike. As an owner or operator who is responsible for a business, security during this time is vital for the safety of your employees, customers and clients.
Whether you operate a healthcare facility, retail store, business organization, restaurant or place of worship, security guards are valuable assets when circumstances require additional assistance to keep people and resources safe and secure. Many organizations are choosing temporary security guard services to help them maintain order, enforce social distancing and provide peace of mind.
Stay Ahead of COVID-19 Security Issues
Professional security guards can take precautionary steps to help you stay in front of potential security issues that can compromise your business and your reputation. The COVID-19 outbreak has put increasing responsibilities on managers and employees to enforce the new health and safety protocols, all while still fulfilling their job descriptions. The presence of security guards on site can alleviate that pressure and help businesses continue to be functional and profitable.
Preventative security measures go a long way in avoiding safety and security related issues. It is in your best interest, and that of your employees and customers, to take action now instead of waiting until a safety or security issue arises.
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COVID-19 Security Guards to Enforce Safety Protocols
One of the greatest challenges faced by retail establishments and commercial businesses is how to conduct normal business operations while ensuring that COVID-19 safety protocols are adhered to by those entering the premises. Owners can alleviate this strain by hiring COVID-19 security guards to enforce these protocols, including:
- Social distancing enforcement
- Ensuring masks are being worn by those entering facilities/stores
- Temperature scans for employees
Our trained and qualified security guards take an active role in keeping your business, employees and customers safe. With state-of-the-art training, guards from Off Duty Officers understand the importance of enforcing COVID-19 health and safety protocols for your business. They will ensure everyone entering the premises follows the protocols, and will do so with reliability, respect and professionalism.
At Off Duty Officers, we care about the health of our guards. We ensure that our security specialists are healthy and equipped with the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for their assignments. For customers who have advanced PPE requirements, our guards will gladly utilize your equipment to ensure that they are always in compliance with the requirements of your business.
CORONAVIRUS SECURITY FOR RETAIL BUSINESSES
Retail businesses have faced unique challenges over recent months. From customers hoarding basic supplies such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer to disgruntled customers getting into viral altercations with store employees, businesses must take security more seriously than ever before. It is a trying time for all, and many retail establishments are bearing the brunt of people’s fear, uncertainty and anxiety.
Professional, uniformed retail security guards are an effective solution for mitigating situations like those described above. The presence of a guard in uniform will often deter people from creating a scene. If an event does occur, trained security officers are ready to monitor volatile situations and take action to safeguard your store and protect employees and customers. Trained guards ensure that people remain calm and order is maintained.
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COVID-19 SECURITY FOR HOSPITALS, EMERGENCY ROOMS & URGENT CARE FACILITIES
Panic may drive an unprecedented number of people to hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care facilities, believing they must get tested for the Coronavirus. As cases rise in states across the country, many healthcare facilities are finding themselves at maximum capacity. Concerned family and friends want desperately to provide support to their loved ones, despite the fact that they are not allowed to visit or even be on the premises.
An upsurge in people coming into healthcare facilities has led to a disturbance in regular protocols, which can endanger patients as well as staff. Temporary security guards have proven to be vital partners for hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care facilities. Professional security officers from Off Duty Officers are trained in crowd control measures and have the skills to maintain peace and order in the event of a volatile situation. With qualified guards monitoring your healthcare facility, operators can feel confident that they are taking the proper precautions to assure the safety and security of medical staff and patients.
COVID-19 SECURITY FOR LONG TERM HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
It is an unfortunate reality that long term healthcare facilities have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak. The older adult population is at an increased risk of contracting the virus due to the presence of pre-existing conditions and residents living in close quarters, among other factors. Long term healthcare facilities have rapidly needed to create new health and safety protocols to ensure that their residents are protected from the virus.
One of the most effective methods for protecting residents is to screen all people who enter the facility. A professional, uniformed security guard can effectively monitor those entering the facility and enforce the necessary security protocols. Protocols may include:
- Logging all who enter and exit the premises
- Use of a thermal scanner to take the temperature of all visitors, staff and residents
- Denying access to those who are not authorized at the facility or who are displaying signs of the virus
- Enforcing social distancing protocols
STAY SAFE WITH COVID-19 SECURITY GUARDS
At Off Duty Officers, we understand that these are trying times for many business owners. We hope that your business and your customers stay safe during this time of uncertainty. However, business owners can take steps to stay ahead of the virus by taking preventative security measures.
Hiring security guards can go a long way towards the prevention of unnecessary disturbances. At Off Duty Officers, our security guards are ready to assist your organization with any security guard services you may need to keep your business or institution running smoothly.
Good security is good business. Contact Off Duty Officers today to learn more about our COVID-19 security guard services available nationwide.