The Importance of Safety for Taxi Firms

If you run a taxi firm then you have to make security a priority in order to protect your business, reduce the chance of theft and lower the cost of your taxi insurance.

Below are some of the steps to take in order to protect your business and make it more secure –

Get a good insurance policy

One of the most important steps you need to take in order to make your business more secure is getting a good taxi insurance policy. The type of policy you need will depend on how large your business is and what type of vehicles you need to insure. It’s usually best to get a fleet insurance policy so you can insurance all your vehicles together under one easy-to-manage policy. You can choose what level of cover you need but it’s always recommended that you get public liability insurance breakdown assistance included.

Hire reliable drivers

Hiring reliable drivers is another excellent way to make your business more secure. This is because reliable drivers will reduce the chance of you having to make a claim on your insurance. Generally the best type of drivers to hire are those who are over the age of 25, who have plenty of driving experience and who don’t have any points on their licence. It’s also very important to do a criminal background check.

Make your vehicles secure

Making your vehicles secure is of course important. You should ensure that all your vehicles have an alarm and immobiliser as well as in-car CCTV to keep your drivers safe while on the job. You should ensure that your drivers are well-trained so they don’t make any mistakes that could jeopardize the safety of your vehicles.

Make your premises secure

It’s not just your vehicles that might be targeted but also your premises, especially if you keep cash lying around. Therefore you should take any steps you can in order to make your premises more secure, such as installing security lights, an alarm and CCTV. You can get your premises covered as part of your taxi insurance policy if you don’t already have cover.