Let’s be honest, visitor management may not be the most enthralling topic out there on the blogosphere. I’m sure we’d all much rather be checking out the latest sports or fashion blog, and basically be reading anything and everything else before casting our eyes over a visitor management blog. Be that as it may, it is a topic that every health and safety conscious organisation has to consider at some point.
The word ‘effectively’ in itself is a whole other discussion….compliantly, culturally, financially?
Ultimately we find that most organisations are doing an 'OK' job of managing and reporting on people coming in and out of their buildings. But is 'OK' good enough? Just think of recent disasters in Christchurch, Japan, New South Wales, the East Coast of the US etc... In most situations 'OK' was not good enough when the acid test came.
Those responsible for ensuring the security and safety of people on site such as the facilities managers, security managers, and health and safety people are bombarded every day with information and advice about regulations and obligations and the penalties for non-compliance.
But on a day-to-day level the task of managing people presence often falls to the receptionist. Another pain-staking and time consuming task added to their agenda this month - how fair is that?
Ta da… that’s our job, and managing people presence is what we live and breathe every day.
Let us worry about the next best thing in delivering a leading visitor management system that is ‘effective’ across the board. Free up your time and energy and focus on the stuff you thrive on in your job.