Business Security

Making Your Business a Safe Working Environment

When it comes to making your business safe, you don’t only have to think about things like shoplifting, break ins and vandalism. You also have to think about potential problems from your own employees that might result in a liability claim. One of the best ways to avoid such problems is by knowing your responsibilities as a business owner and taking the necessary steps to provide a safe working environment for your employees. Below are some of the best ways to do this. Carry out a health and safety risk assessment A full health and safety risk assessment is always recommended when you run your own business. It will make you aware of any hazards that currently exist in your workplace and how to deal with them. Even if you think that your type of business is not one that comes with a lot of potential hazards, it’s still worth doing an assessment so you can be completely sure that the work environment is safe for you and your employees. Prepare for the risk of fire Fire safety is something you should always take seriously since it poses a huge risk to both people and buildings. If a fire were…

5 Ways to Make Your Business Premises Secure

If you run your own business then you need to ensure that your business premises is secure and not likely to be targeted by thieves and vandals. Break ins and vandalism to your building can be very expensive to rectify and even if you have good insurance, it’s better to avoid claims so your premium doesn’t go up. With this in mind, below are some of the best ways to make your business premises secure. 1. Install CCTV CCTV is always a good idea in order to make your premises more secure. Depending on where your business is located, there might already be CCTV in operation, for example if you own a shop in a retail park. If not though, you should certainly invest in CCTV as it serves as a good deterrent to would-be thieves and vandals. Be sure that the CCTV cameras are installed in the right locations i.e. above doors and windows where thieves could gain access to your building. 2. Install security lighting Security lights are another excellent way to make your business premises more secure. Most criminals prefer to operate in a discreet manner so any light or noise is often enough to deter them.…