Security – It’s everyone’s responsibility!

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Support Services has issued some security advice for staff.

It’s polite to hold the door open for someone but don’t hold the door for anyone you don’t know personally and make sure no one slips in behind you.

Tailgating through a controlled entry is one of the most common and innocent security breaches, for example, it’s polite to hold the door open for someone but don’t hold the door for anyone you don’t know personally and make sure no one slips in behind you.

This opens your building/department to undocumented and unauthorised entry by individuals who could intend harm to your property, employees and patients within our care. Yes the individual may be wearing authorised I.D but does not have authority to gain access to that building/department.

Not all threats are external, some departments need to have controlled access to limit the amount of staff,  think of a lab, pharmacy, operating suite, equipment room or data centre.

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