Fire drills are good practice for your employees. They become familiar with what is required, where they need to go, and who they need to report to.
But what about your visitors?
They don’t know your workplace safety plan or emergency procedures. How do they know where to go? How do you know if they exited the building safely?
If you have a traditional paper guest book, and you happened to remember to grab it when you evacuated, then you can see the names of who signed in but not much else.
This is where a Visitor Management System (VMS) comes in. A VMS allows you to capture all of your visitors’ photos and contact information. Being able to view critical data on any device, including your smartphones, helps you to make sure everyone is accounted for. Relying on someone to grab the lobby book for roll-calls, puts your visitors at risk and distracts from the focus of getting everyone out of the building safely.
Here are some ways to use a VMS to enforce your evacuation procedures:
Watch this video to see how to easily view which visitors are still on site and how to send relevant alerts:
We all hope that these situations never arise, however, it is critical to be prepared. Make sure you have a solid process in place. If you are still using a paper lobby book to keep track of who is entering your building, consider upgrading to a cloud VMS solution that will allow your business to follow the steps above.
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Written by Ryan Canby, Customer Success Advocate at Traction Guest.