Safety in the workplace – tailgating 

This is a reminder a reminder to be vigilant in the workplace regarding your surroundings and people in the vicinity of your workplace. Recently, there have been increased incidents of ‘tailgating’ in county buildings. 

What is tailgating? Tailgating is one of the most common security breaches. It starts out innocently, an employee opening a door and holding it open for others, visitors without badges, or the passive acceptance of a worker. 

The problem with these situations is that they open your building to unauthorized entry by individuals who could intend to harm building occupants or steal items from the workplace including your personal items. 

  • Tailgating management depends on employee awareness and security awareness. 
  • Employees who become aware of visitors on their floors, in lobby spaces, etc., should ask if they have been helped yet, if they need directions or help finding someone. 
  • These simple measures help to foster a safe, open, inviting environment, by letting people know that you are aware that they are in the building.  This shows good customer service as well as creates a safety culture. 

If you notice anything concerning or see a person that should not be in your work space, contact FMD Security at 206-296-5000 immediately. In an emergency or you feel as if you are in imminent danger, call 911. 

For any questions or concerns, please contact FMD Customer Care Services Team at CustomerCareServices.FMD@kingcounty.gov or 2064779400.