Virtually all hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare institutions are equipped with surveillance systems to maintain safety and security. However, in this day and age, sometimes surveillance systems aren’t enough. Hiring private security officers in a hospital can help address threats more immediately than surveillance cameras are able to.
Address Physical Violence
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), healthcare and social service workers face a significant risk of job-related violence. Over the years, the rates of physical violence in hospitals have increased. From patients to visitors, hospital employees are subject to threats or assault. The presence of security officers helps deter potential offenders from committing these acts because in the back of their mind they know that they have a high probability of facing consequences for their actions. In the case of a physical altercation however, we assure you that you will have trained security officers who will quickly and appropriately address the situation before any serious harm is done.
Identify Potential Threats and Incidents
Protecting Your Hospital's Reputation
A security officer will remain on property to handle any situations as soon as they arise. By doing so, they can protect the hospital’s reputation by ensuring that everyone in the vicinity knows how and when the hospital will respond to tense situations. All patients, visitors, and medical staff will come to know that the security officer will be there to handle any problem before it has the chance to escalate. Prompt service keeps the clinic’s reputation intact and lets people know the place operates efficiently and safely for everybody in the area.