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Understanding Tailgating

In this video, you will learn about tailgating.

In this video, you will learn about tailgating. Tailgating is when an individual can pass a secure door, checkpoint, or locked gate without authorization.

Here are some ways you can prevent tailgating:

  • if someone tailgates you, explain security policies (e.g. they must have an ID to enter)
  • if tailgaters claim to have forgotten their ID, escort them to security
  • try to be conscious of who is behind you when you enter a secure place
  • don’t be afraid to report suspected tailgating

Reflect and share: Now that you have learnt about tailgating and why it can be an effective technique, what actions will you take to prevent tailgating?

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