How Can You Monitor Workplace Occupancy For Health & Safety?
If you need to monitor the occupancy of your workplace, or individual rooms within it, access control is the ideal solution. Health and safety is a key consideration for any business and occupancy monitors can help ensure no areas become overcrowded or breach their maximum occupancy allowance. It’s also a way to ensure employees and visitors feel comfortable.
In a commercial setting, the number of people permitted in a building at one time is based on the building’s floor space and function. The Health and Safety Executive states that the total volume of the room divided by the number of people should equate to at least 11 cubic metres. However, this doesn’t necessarily apply to meeting rooms, and if you have lots of furniture, you may need to reduce the workplace occupancy limit.
Once you’ve established the minimum and maximum occupancy for each room in your premises, you’ll need to decide which areas require monitoring. There are a number of ways you can track occupancy in a commercial or industrial building. This includes Access Control, Meeting Room Booking Systems and People Counting monitors.
Our range of Access Control Solutions makes it possible to grant individuals access to specific rooms, and allows you to track their movements throughout your facility.
When it comes to managing occupancy, the systems allow you to keep track of the number of people in each room – and identify who the occupants are in real-time.
A number of access options are available, including cards and fobs, PINs, and biometrics. Each solution can be tailored to suit the needs of your business, no matter its size.
Meeting room booking systems
Meeting Room Occupancy Detection provides real-time reports on how and when different workspaces are being used. Occupancy targets can be monitored and displayed to manage space utilisation. A digital screen on the outside of your meeting rooms can inform employees of when a room is available, in use or has reached its maximum occupancy. You can also restrict access when full and report on underutilised spaces.
Ensuring everyone can clearly see and monitor occupancy levels will help you maintain health and safety across your premises.
People Counting solutions are a reliable and cost-efficient way to measure footfall across your premises. Video-based footfall counting solutions use IP cameras with embedded video analytics. The cameras are placed above key entrance points where you want to monitor how many people enter and leave. You can add a traffic light system warning people when maximum occupancy has been reached. It’s ideal for queue monitoring and management.