There are four words which help you improve the security of your workplace: “May I help you?”
Use them and encourage your co-workers to do the same.
- Never allow strangers to be alone in your office.
- Keep strangers in public areas. Don’t allow them to use non-public restrooms and phones.
- Challenge unknown people.
- Keep valuable items out of sight and secured. Don’t leave purses out. Remember to remove valuables from coats or jackets.
- Keep all business checkbooks, cash, deposit tickets and credit cards locked in a secure area when not in use.
- Lock desk while you are away.
- Assign an office employee to put the outgoing mail in a post office mail box. Never leave incoming or outgoing mail on a desk.
- Maintain good key and access card control.
- Record all serial numbers of your business office machines.
- As you leave the building for the night, double check that all the doors in your office area are locked and alarms set if you have them.
- Use the “buddy system” when walking to and from work.
- Call 911 to report suspicious activity.