Top 5 Safety Tips To Share With Your Domestic Staff
Your domestic staff are our “eyes and ears” on the ground. It is also a known fact that many criminals gain information on our properties from our domestic staff, who unwittingly share information when socializing or travelling home.
TOP 5 SAFETY TIPS TO SHARE WITH YOUR DOMESTIC STAFF
- It is strongly recommended that your domestic staff carry a panic button with them at all times – a lanyard with the panic button works extremely well.
- While not always practical, you are advised not to give your gardener the remote to your gate when he is working outside the gate. Before letting him back in, check that he is on his own and that someone is not forcing his way into the property with the gardener.
- Test your panic button, alarm and electric fence weekly. You never know when you may need it.
- Under no circumstances should you and/or your domestic staff open your gate for anyone that you are not expecting, however legitimate the request may seem. There have been reports of criminals posing as Telkom, Eskom, City of Johannesburg and even Home Affairs employees to gain access to homes in surrounding suburbs. However, you are advised to respond to your intercom buzzer – criminals often use the intercom to check if there is anyone at home.
- There have also been a number of incidents of pedestrians being robbed of mobile phones, money and valuables while in and around Sandton. Please alert your staff to these incidents and advise them not to carry valuables with them or have their mobile phones on display while walking.
2018 SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING SESSIONS
You are urged to send your domestic staff to our security awareness training sessions which will continue in 2018 – watch this space for details! See below for the November prizewinners at our recent security awareness training on 22 November 2017.