A comprehensive visitor policy covers all the bases related to guests, means of their identification and access granted. Having a visitor policy allows you to protect your establishment from the possible threats that can be caused by strangers wandering around your facilities. With a robust policy, you will avoid risks of intellectual property theft, industrial espionage, injuries at production site, etc.
Aspects of a comprehensive visitor policy should be company-specific and reflect business specialty. It goes without saying that a heavy industry production plant requires a different set of policies than an accounting firm. However, there are some universal elements that you should consider while setting up the policy.
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Visitor policies can be developed by the HR department, ordered from a professional organization that creates such policies or downloaded online and adapted to your company’s needs. However, it is advised that a legal HR professional reviews the policy.
Visitors signing in sheet templates should be available at all times at the reception or at the visitor control center. Signing in sheet should be kept for a definite period of time to be able to track past visitors, if required.
As you can see, a comprehensive visitor policy covers many points and provides guidelines for enabling access to different types of visitors, their identification, rights and limitations, and serves as one of the important aspects of workplace security.
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