Most of us have become well-accustomed to social distancing over the past year, but as the UK is slowly starting to return to normal and businesses are reopening their doors, there’s never been a better time to ensure staff, customers, friends and family stay safe post-pandemic.
Here at CLD Fencing, we’ve been specialising in temporary fencing designed with safety in mind for over 40 years now – so we’re well placed to support businesses who are concerned about crowd control.
We’re here to help with a mini-series of blogs dedicated to providing support and advice to ensure your business premises are safe for you, your team and your customers as you open back up in 2021.
So, whether it’s event security or crowd control – let’s talk temporary security fencing.
Why now is a great time to invest in high-quality temporary fencing
The world has waited patiently for over a year for the day we can get back out into society, meeting up with loved ones, socialising with colleagues and doing things we love once more. For the UK, that big day is in sight, with the 21st June 2021 being bookmarked as the day “all legal limits on social contact” are lifted.
For many sectors, restrictions have already begun to ease, and we are now allowed to mingle outdoors (socially distanced) with up to 6 others. It’s certainly an exciting time and one that has meant people in droves have taken to their favourite establishments for catch-ups and get togethers.
As well as the latest easing of restrictions, which has seen the likes of pubs and shops reopening, there are plenty of events on the horizon, such as music festivals and gigs. But are you ready for this next phase?
Temporary fencing and gates are a cost-effective way of reducing the risk of overcrowding, and with such a wide range of options available here at CLD Fencing – you’ll be hard pushed to find one that doesn’t compliment your work environment perfectly. But the key is to be prepared. There are only a few weeks left before the last of the lockdown restrictions are set to ease, so now is the best time to get your plans in place for a safe reopening.
If you’re unsure whether temporary fencing is right for you – here are some of the top benefits:
- Access control
Whether you’re already open but are limited to how many customers you can have in-store or on-site at any one time, or you’re set to reopen with limited capacity, temporary fencing can be an effective way of controlling access.
Temporary fencing and gates can act as a means of regulating how many people can access at one time and can be used either for pedestrian access or vehicle access helping to better control the flow of people in and out.
- Social distancing
Although we’re getting back to normal, things such as social distancing and face coverings are likely to remain compulsory or at least advised as we still adjust to life getting back to “normal”. Temporary fencing is a great way of creating a social distancing system that can help visitors remain compliant to any current guidelines whilst still being able to navigate around the premises comfortably.
- Maintain security
Security is just as important now as it was before the pandemic, and ensuring that your premises is safe both for your staff and your visitors or customers is of paramount importance. Temporary fencing and gates can work as an effective visual deterrent to potential threat when the business is closed, making it much harder for a breach in security to take place. During operating hours, a secure temporary fence can also help to separate internal and external areas to ensure the safety of everyone on-site.
- Orderly queuing
As exciting as it is to return to a sense of normality, many customers will feel apprehensive about being back amongst others, so the use of temporary fencing can give unrivalled peace of mind to nervous visitors. They can help to maintain order and keep customers safe whilst waiting to use your services or enter your premises, helping to reduce the feelings of exposure or risk and making for a much more enjoyable experience.
As businesses reopen – how prepared are you?
As fellow business owners, we appreciate how exciting the coming weeks and months are, but in order to remain safe and give your customers the very best welcome back, additional security measures are key.
Here at CLD Fencing, we have a broad range of both temporary and permanent security fencing designed to dramatically reduce risk in the workplace – whatever the environment may be. So, why not take a look at our security fencing or give us a call on 0800 074 2861 to discuss your specific requirements – our friendly and experienced team are more than happy to help.