Guide

Staff security and monitoring employees

Introduction

The security of your staff should be a priority. Providing a safe and secure working environment is essential to the success of your business. Different industries will have varying levels of security risks so you should assess the potential risks to your business and then put measures in place to protect your workers where necessary.

As a part of ensuring their workers are safe some employers may choose to monitor staff. There may be other business reasons for workplace surveillanc such as protecting your business reputation, resources and equipment but you must tell employees about any monitoring arrangements and the reason for it.

You must also ensure that the collection of personal information about existing staff and job applicants complies with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This guide describes the correct method of staff monitoring and explains how to handle security issues to ensure the safety of your staff.