August 1, 2019
In our blog a few weeks ago, we discussed the many risks of having your staff respond to alarm activations at your business premises. Business owners do not recognise the impact on their insurance if anything were to go wrong. Regardless of whether you are a small business or a large one, the associated risks with having your staff respond to alarm activations out of business hours are unquantifiable.
A significant number of business owners told us that they have a staff member who “lives across the road” and will gladly help if there was an issue. This is mainly done to reduce the costs but underestimates the risks involved that might create harm or stress to employees, which could result in an insurance claim, leading to a cost-intensive court case.
It is impossible to predict the cause of an alarm activation when you receive a call out of business hours. It could be anything from something minor like bad weather conditions to something serious like a break-in.
- Think about the journey: Regardless of what your employee might find, the most dangerous part could be the journey to the property. If they are involved in an accident on the way to attending the alarm and suffer medical injuries, they are your responsibility.
- Think about the threats: Exposing staff to an oxygen-deprived environment in case of fire could lead to harm & injury. Everything reasonably practicable must be done to ensure that all individuals at the place of work are not exposed to risks to their safety and health.
- Think about the dangers: If the intruder is still on site, your employee is exposed to a life-threatening situation. You cannot put a price on the Health & Safety of your staff.
Benefits and Savings
Top Security Alarm response service offers peace of mind for property owners. There are no surprises or associated risks if there happens to be an alarm activation, clients are provided with a detailed report indicating activated zones and a complete assessment of the property, followed by a courtesy call the following day.
Whether you are a small or large business, you can save money by eliminating any related claims or judgments that you might be held liable for. If you don’t have this peace of mind yet, all is not lost. Top Security professionals have the know-how, the skills and are especially trained to respond to alarm activations while you recover from a busy working day.
To find out more information about how the Alarm Response Service works click here.
We also offer a free risk assessment of your property so give us a call today on 01 490 0333 to see how Top Security can help you to avoid unnecessary costs and pay-outs.