Hospitals can be an extremely fast-paced environment with high volumes of patients, visitors, and employees. Because of the constant change in scenery, surroundings, and people, it can be difficult to maintain complete safety on your own. Here at Twin City Security, we offer added security for whatever your needs may be, making sure everyone’s safety is our top priority and assisting you so you can work with peace of mind.
Here are our top four reasons why you should hire a security guard or security team to protect the hospital you work at.
1. Adhering to the rules
In a pandemic, many rules need to be enforced for the safety of others. It is important for a hospital to remain safe because of the variety of patients it may hold. Many have been affected by the pandemic and it has been especially difficult for hospitals. The spread of the pandemic was happening too fast and hospitals were filling up. Because of this, many who were infected we unable to receive treatment. It is imperative for hospitals to have a slow spread of the virus so that they can continue to supply beds for the ill. In order to do so, many hospitals require temperature checks and symptom checks before you are allowed to enter the building. Having a security guard present can encourage cooperation in the protocol and safety for both the staff and the patients.
2. For grieving patients and family members
Security guards can serve as a mediator when a visitor at a hospital is grieving the loss or illness of a relative. When people are grieving, they can have lapses in judgment, become violent, or lash out. A security guard would serve as an added safety measure to ensure everyone can remain safe if a situation like this were to occur.
3. Restricted access areas
It’s hard not to enter the surgery room where your child or loved one is being taken, but it is imperative that ONLY medical professionals are allowed in. In a hospital setting, it can be easy to feel an overwhelming sense of emotion. Oftentimes people will act in ways that they usually wouldn’t. This is where a security guard comes into play. A security guard would serve as an unbiased middle man to keep the family at bay. Added security can also help keep medical professionals safe so they can do their job as quickly as possible. A security guard would be a benefit to both parties in this situation because not only are they unbiased, they have the training to calm down individuals and keep both safety and peace in the area.
4. Suspicious activity
Hospitals are crowded locations and contain resources that many people might be interested in. That being said, hospitals can be an easy target for break-ins, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of equipment and medical devices, if not more, being stolen. Having a security guard on patrol will help keep you focussed on your job, leaving them to minimize the number of break-ins and theft so you don’t have to. Not only will this help to prevent theft, but the security guard will also be on watch to spot suspicious activity like concealing weapons or entering secured rooms. This will only boost everyone’s safety and peace of mind.
Suspicious activity can also include domestic instances. A security guard can act as a supervisor of the waiting area. Any instance of domestic violence or disturbance can be subdued by a security guard. Because a hospital holds so many different patients for different reasons, there may be patients hospitalized from domestic violence. In some cases, the violence has been known to enter the hospital and even the waiting room. Having a security guard present will help to ensure all domestic issues remain private, avoiding further disturbances. By keeping the visitors and staff safe, a hospital will be allowed to function properly.
How we can help:
Here at Twin City Security, your safety is our priority. For the past 40 years, we have been providing safety solutions to our clients that benefit everyone. We have a range of services available to ensure your safety while at your job, providing a comfortable and pleasurable workplace environment. We have an experienced and well-trained staff to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity you might miss.
We strive to be the number one contract security service in Alabama by consistently protecting our clients. Call us today at (334) 749-8385, or visit our website to learn more about how we can help you.