Using CCTV to improve health and safety


CCTV is an invaluable tool in improving health and safety across all industries. It can be used to monitor activity on a site, as well as identify hazards before they become dangerous.

CCTV also helps protect employees by providing evidence of any incidents which may occur onsite. This blog post looks at how CCTV can be used to improve the health and safety of your company.

What is CCTV?

CCTV stands for ‘closed-circuit television’ and it usually consists of a system of cameras connected to monitors that allow you to watch activity onsite.

It can be used indoors or outdoors, depending on your needs, and it is often monitored remotely from a secure location such as an office or security room.

Read our 5 reasons on why your business needs CCTV systems here.

Spotting Hazards

One of the main advantages of using CCTV for health and safety is that it helps you spot potential hazards before they become dangerous.

It can be used to monitor activity onsite, allowing you to quickly identify any issues that need addressing. This can help prevent accidents or other incidents from occurring in the first place.

Over the past few years, there has been a significant improvement in the quality of CCTV footage. This advancement enables CCTV cameras to capture detailed images of specific work areas, providing the ability to promptly address any situation and prevent potential injuries or equipment damage.

Identifying Risks

CCTV can also be used to identify risks that may be present. For example, if workers are not using the correct safety equipment, such as protective clothing or eye protection, then CCTV can help you identify this and take action before an accident occurs.

CCTV cameras can now be remotely accessed through phones and tablets, enabling you to view your CCTV systems from anywhere.

This functionality proves invaluable to site managers overseeing multiple locations, as it allows them to monitor employees and ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Monitoring Behaviour

Another benefit of using CCTV for health and safety is that it can help you monitor employee behaviour. If employees are not following safety guidelines, such as taking regular breaks or adhering to designated safety zones, then CCTV can provide evidence of this.

This allows you to quickly address any issues and ensure that everyone is following the correct procedures.

Using Footage as Legal Evidence

CCTV can be used as legal evidence in the event of an incident occurring. This can help protect your company and employees from any potential liability and provide you with a record of what happened if the matter goes to court.

Facial Recognition

Facial recognition, powered by deep learning algorithms, accurately identifies individuals by analysing facial features. By working with a database, faces can be swiftly recognised. This technology captures and analyses facial images, enabling efficient CCTV systems.

Facial recognition technology is now being used by CCTV systems to identify individuals and detect suspicious activity. This enables companies to quickly respond to any potential security threats and provide a heightened level of security onsite, keeping employees safe in the workplace.

Find out more about our commercial CCTV systems here.

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