Is your manufacturing plant secure?

Posted on 5 Oct 2015 by The Manufacturer

If you manage a manufacturing plant, you will be aware that there are a number of safety and security concerns that need to be taken into careful consideration.

Although you will have the required legal health and safety procedures in place in order to operate, there is a lot more that you can do in order to improve security and safety levels. We’ve put together a list of things that you can do in order to ensure that the security levels of your manufacturing plant are at the maximum.

Secure Locks and Doors

One of the main security concerns regarding manufacturing plants is that nobody who does not have authorised access enters the building. If you leave doors unlocked or have an access system that isn’t very hard to crack, you could find yourself victim to break-ins, or even worse. It’s also important to ensure that members of your staff aren’t able to authorise certain areas – even if you trust them, if they’re not properly trained to work in certain areas of your facility, this could result in them being endangered. If you would like to set up secure access to all or some parts of your manufacturing plant facility, click here.

Carelessness

No matter how many security measures you put in place to ensure that your manufacturing plant facility is safe and secure, employee carelessness can play a major factor in how secure your facility actually is. Employees may forget to lock doors, allow other employees to access areas that they are not authorised to enter, and a number of other things that could put the security of your facility in jeopardy. In order to ensure that this is not an issue, it’s a good idea to have your staff attend regular training sessions and meetings to keep them on top of safety and security at work, and ensure that all security rules are kept to.

Security Personnel

Perimeter security is one option when guarding against metal thieves
Perimeter security is one option when guarding against thieves.

If you don’t already have a security guard or guards at your manufacturing plant facility, you may wish to consider hiring security staff as an extra measure in order to ensure that the facility is constantly under surveillance. Security personnel can man cameras, guard entrances and request that any individuals entering the premises show proof of authorisation if needs be to make sure that no unauthorised persons can enter the facility. You can hire and train your own security personnel or use staff from a specialised security company in order to guard your facility. Although paying for security personnel may seem like an expensive measure to take, it can be a lot more effective than simply installing access systems and cameras, and often means that any potential intruders can be caught and prevented a lot faster.

If you have any great ideas on how to keep a manufacturing plant more secure, we’d love to hear from you! Whether you work in manufacturing or even in the security business, leave any ideas that you’d like to share, email them to [email protected]