When you hear the words “Live Surveillance Monitoring”, the first thing that may come to mind is something along the lines of proactive theft prevention. You aren’t wrong. What you’re missing though, are the secondary uses associated with the ability to live monitor any location.
We live in a demanding world of tight deadlines. We nod our heads and do our best to get the job done efficiently, without the wiggle room for bumps and hiccups along the way. Many industrial workplaces have large opportunity for accidents and injuries to occur, which translates to lost work time, fines from the Ministry of Health, higher business insurance, and an increase in workers compensation claims – if preventative actions aren’t taken.
Every company should regularly articulate their safety policies and procedures to each employee as the foundation to their safety initiatives. Oftentimes, companies hold mandatory workshops to structure and answer any questions regarding their policies to ensure that each employee has a thorough understanding of the procedures and the consequences. Ideally, proper practice of these policies will result in a number of benefits – the main ones including fewer injuries and improved productivity.
Even the strongest health and safety policies are pointless if employees do not adhere to them. Therefore, it’s crucial that companies find solutions to ensure their employees comply with their policies. There are several ways this can be done, but among the most effective solutions is video surveillance. While security is one of the main focuses of video surveillance, they have many other uses including operations, and health and safety monitoring.
Industrial workers face a number of hazards in their day-to-day duties. Many of these hazards are handled with the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) coupled with the company’s policies and procedures. In the event of an accident, video surveillance can identify exactly how the accident occurred and validate whether the subject was following the established policies. Caliber’s live monitoring staff have the ability to send alerts to site managers and health and safety committee members when they detect misuse of PPE or see unsafe work occurring. Disciplining workers who fail to abide by the Health and Safety policies is the most effective method of keeping workplaces safe and prevent accidents.
Video can also help identify potential hazards that may exist within the environment, allowing companies to implement new policies to ensure the safety of their employees. Following an incident, management can easily review the footage and determine what steps need to be taken in order to minimize future incidents.
All footage captured by Caliber includes a date and time stamp to aid in investigations. When faced with a frequently occurring incident, video surveillance is key to identifying the root cause of the issue – whether it may be incorrect practices or malfunctioning equipment.
Caliber’s stationary cameras have the ability to monitor 360 degrees of situational awareness, with each unit also containing a Pan Tilt Zoom camera that allow live monitoring staff to drill in and capture high quality evidence to provide the level of detail necessary to effectively enforce Health and Safety policies and capture all aspects of an occurrence. When employees are aware that video monitoring is in place, it holds them accountable on a personal level as they know each of their actions are documented and will be reviewed if necessary.