Healthcare

In the UK, 276.6 billion a year is spent to keep our hospitals, dentists and other health and welbeing providers operating.

The NHS is one of the most comprehensive socialised medicine systems in the world, dealing with more than 1 million patients every 36 hours.

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Common Risks Within Healthcare:

Assault against emergency services workers

In the UK, more than 20 emergency services workers are assaulted at work every day. Many of these victims are front-line healthcare workers such as paramedics, first-responders, nurses, and GPs. It is important to safeguard the health and welbeing of public.

Increased risk of fire:

In the event of a fire, healthcare institutions are at increased risk due to their complex floorplans which often span multiple buildings or sites – patients, particularly children, the elderly and the disabled, require far more time to safely evacuate hospital buildings due to their decreased mobility, therefore a property integrated early warning system must be in place.

 

Valuable assets

All healthcare facilities, from hospitals to GPs to pharmacies, carry valuable items such as medicines and surgical equipment that could become seriously dangerous if stolen or mishandled. This includes physical copies of patients’ personal information and medical history which is often kept on-site.

How the KST Group Can Help

Access Control Systems

To protect patients’ medical history and personal information, maintaining a proper access control system is vital. This will prevent serious breaches of GDPR. Dangerous substances such as medicines should also be kept in access-controlled rooms to discourage robbery attempts and prevent harm to robbery offenders should these substances be misused.

CCTV & Monitoring

An effective CCTV system is not only an excellent deterrent for criminal behaviour, but a valuable tool in gathering evidence for prosecution.

Fire

Comprehensive, evidence-based fire risk assessments are crucial in ensuring that public properties are compliant with fire safety legislation. Our fire risk assessments will not only identify which features of a property carry a greater fire risk, but will also advise you of measures that can be implemented to reduce or mitigate these risks. We are also a specialist supplier of fire alarms and smoke detection systems which will act as early warning systems to ensure that evacuations are carried out as swiftly and smoothly as possible in the event of a fire.

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What our Customers say

We wanted a smart-looking, contactless approach to access control here at Little Dot. We love the Openpath solution proposed by KST; it’s sleek, simple to use and has excellent reporting features. What’s more, KST’s inhouse commissioning team remotely configured the software to meet our requirements - including who goes where and when, through which doors, the reporting we need and integration to our fire alarm system. Thanks to this we have saved the cost of two days labour on install!

Greg Rochford
IT Manager - Little Dot Studios

KST has once again exceeded all expectations with their outstanding service. Safety is our number one priority for both our Post Masters and customers, therefore we are always on the lookout for new technologies and new ideas. Morphean platforms, along with the installation and maintenance provided by KST, has been the perfect decision for us due to our existing knowledge of their excellent services and competitive prices.

Mark Dinsdale
Security Programme Manager - Post Office Ltd

The mobilisation was smooth with little involvement required from ourselves. Communication, in particular, has been extremely strong with regular meetings. Monthly management information has been circulated and Clipper are using the real time management information that KST have provided with their DYMENSiON software. We also have working action plans on each site focusing on improvements and change management. All in all I would be happy to recommend KST to any company looking at contract award; our experience has been very positive and I am happy to endorse them.

John Welsh
Head of Bonded & Secure Operations - Clipper

The whole process of mobilisation and onboarding to KST was conducted in an exceptional manner, from start to finish. The preparation for the move between City Plumbing Supplies and KST was comprehensive. Collaboration was very good. The days of transfer were event free and smooth - with no major issues. The branches’ onboarding onto the KST system during the 12 weeks following the mobilisation was completed fully with excellent communication sessions conducted on a weekly basis. We are now looking forward to a long and effective partnership with KST.

Steve Kemp
Security, Audit & Loss Prevention Manager - City Plumbing Supplies

We’ve been delighted with the partnership between ISS and KST and the approach to transferring the access control contract. The teams have gelled quickly to understand our estate and we’ve seen significant service improvements.

Andy Southern
Head of Security - Santander Bank
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