As a company, you want solid security on your premises. However, it is inevitable that you will eventually have to replace, repair or maintain security solutions. How can you be sure to keep security of your site intact during these activities? In this blog, we take you through three crucial steps.
Your fencing, gates and other security solutions should last for years. They endure wind and weather and general wear and tear. To ensure the best security for your premises maintenance, replacements and repairs are unavoidable. Compare it to your car. It also needs repairs and annual maintenance, so you can get into your car without trouble every day. And it is possible to miss your car for a day of repair or maintenance. But this does not apply to the security installations on your premises. So the question is: how do you deal with those maintenance activities?
Before we answer that question, we must emphasize an important starting point. Whatever happens, you always aim to retain control over who enters your premises. If a malfunction necessitates repair, a mechanic should provide a temporary solution to ensure that a security installation still does its job. In case of replacement or maintenance of your gate or fence, temporary gates and fences offer a potential solution. These security installations are supplied fully assembled. By using these, your premises will always remain secure and you will reduce the chance of intruders entering your premises during maintenance work.
When it is established that you will retain control of your site, we will set to work on a plan of action. This consists of the following three steps:
Repair, replacement and maintenance can have an impact on the security of your site. That’s why work never starts without an assessment of exactly what that impact is. We always start by mapping out the facts. What needs to be repaired, replaced or maintained? And what are the consequences for the security of your site? This question is not only about security risks. Think for example also of the risks for daily logistic processes. Can they still be performed normally , or do we have to come up with other solutions together? And what is the impact on your staff? If, for example, fencing needs to be replaced on a large scale, some parts of the site may not be accessible for a while.
When all risks are clear, we jointly determine the most effective measures to limit the risks as much as possible. Are other means of access needed? Then now is the time to determine what they look like. How do you ensure that your staff and any suppliers are inconvenienced as little as possible? And is additional security required during the work, for example in the form of security personnel? Based on our advice, you ultimately decide for yourself which risks you want to take effective measures for. Then it is time to carry out the work.
Is the maintenance complete? Time for the final step. It is wise to update the long-term maintenance plan in the context of the work carried out. This way you know exactly when you need to have your security solutions serviced again. This not only extends the lifespan of your security installations, but also prevents subsequent malfunctions and repairs.
Repairing, replacing or maintaining your security installations can be done without compromising the security level of your site. With temporary installations, we ensure that the perimeter always remains closed. By then mapping out the situation and the risks together, you know exactly what measures are needed. Afterwards, don’t forget to update the long-term maintenance plan. If you follow these steps together with your security expert, you will also keep your site secure while work is being carried out on your installations. For more information visit heras.co.uk/service