There are many gathering events in a year.
Monitoring people's whereabouts
It is a health and safety officer’s task – and sometimes nightmare – to maintain an accurate overview of people’s whereabouts during graduation events, conferences and seminars, especially where dignitaries are attending.
In case of an emergency, they need to ensure the evacuation of all affected people. Meanwhile governments increasingly demand that the university reports on the whereabouts of potential terrorist suspects.
Managing hazardous substances
Another risk arises from hazardous substances. Imagine the disruption if a laboratory accident leaks hazardous gases into the grounds. Or the risk to people’s health if a contaminated blood sample is mishandled. These risks are higher without effective access management.