Workplace safety includes both internal and external security measures, from car park surveillance to vehicle checks for both visitors and staff. With safety rules and inspections in place, people within the premises are more likely to feel safe. Here, health and safety product provider Reece Enterprise explain how to effectively inspect vehicles on your workplace site as part of a safety programme.
What is an inspection mirror?
An inspection mirror allows the user to see at difficult angles and into dangerous areas, such as underneath and above a vehicle and behind the wheels. As well as for security purposes, inspection mirrors are used by tradespeople such as mechanics to see into engines and other areas where there is an obstructed view.
Why are they used?
Under vehicle inspection mirrors are often used by police and security workers to check for anything suspicious, as well as coming in handy for many businesses who need carpark, visitor, and employee security. They are also used by businesses that have a large amount of people entering or leaving the premises or have expensive or high-risk items on site to ensure that all preventative measures of theft is taken. Some premises where under vehicle inspection mirrors are used include factories, airports, and work sites such as construction sites, where multiple operating vehicles are in use.
What are the benefits of inspection mirrors?
Several of the benefits of using inspection mirrors include:
- They are cost-effective and maintenance-free pieces of equipment.
- They are easy to use.
- Some, such as safety mirrors from Reece Enterprise come with an LED light making them easier to use in the dark.
- They have excellent reflection properties and are made of tough material, making it difficult for them to break.
- They do not distort the reflection and keep a real-size view.
How to use inspection mirrors
- Turn on the LED light if applicable and extend the tool to the required length – some inspection mirrors can extend to up to 2 metres long.
- Place the mirror under a vehicle and move the around the desired area that you wish to inspect. To get a better view, tilt the mirror in different angles.
- Complete a thorough inspection around the whole vehicle, underneath and above the vehicle to ensure all areas are inspected thoroughly.
In conclusion, inspection mirrors are useful security tools and should be used where security is of high priority on work sites and premises.