When it comes to your business you want to ensure everyone who is located in it or uses it is safe at all times. There are many aspects to keeping your business safe, whether it is from a cyber hack or a claim made against you. Here is a list of what you need to know to keep your business safe.
This is one of the major security issues companies can have. Make sure you are taking all necessary precautions when it comes to the security side of your business. If you keep stock or money on site then you are more at risk, especially if this is common knowledge. It is becoming more common for shops and businesses to advertise the fact they don’t keep any money or goods on-site. You can get a sign for your business window. However, it may be worth investing in some good quality CCTV or even 24-hour security guards. This may not be a viable option for your company but see what fits into our budget and what would work for you.
This is a crucial part of your business. If you are based in an office then you need to make sure these are safe and clutter-free at all times. Anything can happen, and it can happen fast. If something does occur then it is your word against the other person. If you hire the right people then your office block or shop will be clear with no risk of injury. When you are setting up your business, you should think about how you want it to look. For example, if you are setting up a shop then think about how people will get around, and if there is enough room for wheelchairs and buggies. If there isn’t then make it so there is, it is only fair to be open and available to everyone.
As a small business, especially a new business you need to know exactly what you need to have. This means any necessary pieces of paperwork that the law says you need to have. Believe it or not, there is only one piece of paperwork you need to have by law and that is Employer’s Liability Insurance. If you do not have this in place then you are liable for a huge fine, so it is worth finding the right provider. You might also want to invest in a good quality public liability insurance, this protects you and ensures you have funds available should a customer claim you. If they have been in touch with a personal injury lawyer then they may have been advised to make a claim against you for any injuries they received.
Finally, you will be advised on this when you are setting up your business, it may also be common knowledge. You will need to install fire alarms and fire safety equipment within and throughout your business. If you have offices then you will need to invest in some fire exit signs and a fire safety procedure. It may also help to have a map of all the exits on each floor where the workers are.
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