To establish clear guidelines and expectations for all employees concerning the recognition, prevention, and reporting of tailgating incidents, ensuring the security and integrity of our workplace.
This policy applies to all employees, contractors, visitors, and other individuals who access or operate within company premises.
3. Policy Statement
The company is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. As part of this commitment, we consider the prevention of tailgating incidents a priority. Every individual accessing our facilities plays a crucial role in ensuring security, and as such, is expected to adhere to this policy.
Tailgating: The act of an unauthorized individual gaining access to a secure area by following closely behind an authorized individual without proper identification or authentication.
All employees are encouraged and expected to:
a. Familiarize themselves with different forms of tailgating, including piggybacking, active tailgating, and accidental tailgating. b. Be vigilant and observant to spot signs of tailgating, such as lack of proper badges, bypassing of access controls, or suspicious behavior near entry points.
To ensure the prevention of tailgating:
a. All employees should wear their identification badges prominently while on company premises. b. Employees should not hold doors or gates open for others unless they can verify the individual’s identity and access rights. c. Access control systems, turnstiles, and barriers must be used appropriately and consistently. d. Employees should only allow access to those they personally recognize and know to have the right to enter.
In the event of witnessing a tailgating incident or suspecting one:
a. Do not confront the individual directly if you believe there’s any threat to personal safety. b. Immediately report the incident to security personnel or supervisors. c. Provide as much detail as possible, including appearance, behavior, and direction of movement. d. Use established reporting channels, which may include a hotline, email, or a designated reporting system.
All employees will undergo periodic training on:
a. Recognizing different forms of tailgating. b. Effective prevention techniques. c. Proper reporting protocols.
Failure to adhere to this policy, including enabling tailgating either intentionally or through negligence, may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
10. Review and Updates
This policy will be reviewed annually or as deemed necessary by changes in company operations or security assessments.
Employees are encouraged to provide feedback on this policy and suggest improvements to enhance our collective security measures.