There are many ways to make an employee feel important, boost their morale and output.
From wage increases, company car, title promotion or health benefits package; your employees will hopefully be happier and more productive.
Some directors and managers demonstrate their confidence and trust in employees by handing over a set of the company keys along with the alarm code and password. It’s a huge responsibility and often viewed as a sign of acceptance and job security.
Of course, we all know there is usually an ulterior motive behind this. Yes, you show trust and confidence in them, as you wouldn’t hand over access to your business otherwise. But let’s be honest, it also means you personally no longer need to attend alarm activations in the middle of the night and on weekends.
How would you feel if the employee said “No”?
Health and safety, lone working and work/life balance all come into play now and we have a responsibility and duty of care to safeguard employees well-being.
So, has your employee seen through the gesture for what it really is? It may not happen straight away, the likelihood is it will happen after their first 3AM call-out but it’s going to happen sooner or later so you need a Plan B.
Why did you pass on the job In the first place?
First of all, let’s consider why you passed on the job in the first place. Take your pick from any or all of the points below:
- Why risk life and limb attending a building alone, in the dark? You have no idea who or what you may face on arrival so why would anyone want to take that risk?
- Why would you want to receive a phone call at any hour when it means:
- You can’t relax with a glass of wine or a couple of beers, just in case
- A late night phone call could wake everyone in the house
- You have to travel half asleep in the dark and possibly wintry conditions
- Just because you live the closest to work, you shouldn’t be penalised.
- You can’t take an impromptu night or weekend away especially on Bank Holidays.
- You have to remember to arrange cover when booking holidays.
Does this sound familiar?
So what’s the answer?
Quite simply, as you would with any other task that you are not a specialist at or feel 100% comfortable doing, use the local experts.
We will attend call-outs, address potentially dangerous situations, alert emergency services and organise the ‘clean up’ whether that’s boarding up broken windows, repairing locks, resetting alarms or providing advice to prevent false alarms occurring in the future.
All this whilst you are tucked up in bed, on holiday or simply relaxing at home. How does that sound?
At KeyPlus Security, we provide our Alarm Response service with a guarantee that means you only pay if we respond within an agreed ‘tag-time’.
It’s hassle free and eliminates the responsibility of an unnecessary, high risk strategy where the complexities of relying on vulnerable members of staff simply isn’t worth the risk.
For added confidence, why not have a chat with your HR department, H&S Manager and Insurance company to get their feedback? We’re pretty confident they would rather safeguard employees and outsource the responsibility of providing an out of hours emergency response service.
To find out more, get in touch by calling us on 0800 783 1025 or request a Quote here.
About KeyPlus Security Ltd
KeyPlus provide professional security services for commercial, industrial and public premises along with residential properties. KeyPlus take care of your security needs with 24-hour security, 365 days a year. Find out more at http://www.KeyPlus.co.uk
About the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme
The Private Security Industry Act 2001 requires the SIA to establish a “system of inspection for providers of security services, under which those organisations who satisfactorily meet the agreed standards may be registered as approved, and may advertise themselves as such”. Find out more at http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/acs-intro.aspx