The cold, dark and dreary winter months are upon us. Now is the time that you need to make sure your business is safe, because crimes and theft against businesses rise in the colder, darker winter months. In this blog post we have put together some top tips to keep your business safe this winter. Have a read and see what you think. If you need any help or guidance with keeping your business safe this winter, call our business security experts. They will be only too happy to help advise on the best ways to secure and protect your business premises.
- Full Risk Assessment
A full risk assessment will give you the chance to look at your business from the eyes of a potential criminal and from your staff and customers too. You can complete a risk assessment that helps keep your staff and your business safe. This will help avoid slips and falls on icy or wet ground. It will also make you aware of potential security risks. Our business security experts can complete a free assessment of your business premises with you to look for areas where security can be improved.
- Stay Warm
Your staff will be adding extra layers of clothing as they arrive at work. They may also be using storage heaters and under desk heaters too. While these are great for warming people up, they can be a serious fire risk too. Make sure all heaters are properly checked and in good working order. Speak to your staff about how, when and where storage heaters can be used. Ensure you have the correct fire protection equipment in place. Make sure your team knows how to use them in case of a fire.
- Careful Driving
Your employees are the backbone of your business. You need for them to be safe getting to and from work. Talk to them about the potential dangers of driving in winter. Are there options for them to work from home in bad weather? What can they do to stay safer when driving to and from work? If you have business vehicles for employees, are they covered if they’re involved in an accident in bad weather?
These are just three tips to help keep your business safe this winter. For more business security tips, contact our team.