NPB Security in high demand as mandatory contact tracing launches
NPB Security Guards are often the first interaction many customers will experience when they visit a pub or bar in Perth – with demand for their presence increasing as all WA venues are required to keep a resister of staff and patrons from December 5.
This will enable a quick response should there be an outbreak of coronavirus, as patron details will be recorded manually on pen and paper or digitally, by the recently launched “Safe WA” app.
NPB Security Director, David Barrett, said patrons can expect the first few weeks of the mandatory contract tracing to be chaotic.
“Many of our clients have requested an additional security guard to be present, both mid-week and weekends,” Mr Barrett said.
“The coming weeks will be a frenzy and patrons can expect lines to be much longer than usual – so prepare ahead and allow plenty of time no matter what venue you attend.
“In March there was also the need for contact tracing, and what we found was using technology was much more time consuming than the traditional pen and paper – but we hope once people have used the app a few times it will become the new norm.
“At NPB Security, all our employees will have access to an online information training session, so they are familiar with the new requirements.”
Businesses face hefty fines of up to 12 months’ prison and $50,000 for individuals, and $250,000 for a body corporate if they fail to comply. NPB Security are here to support businesses and ensure all staff and patrons are cooperative and kept safe during these times.