In the same way that you would protect your home, a business owner should protect his business. If you want to take care of your business there are certain things that you should consider.
Workplace security is more than just about protecting your products and valuables from thieves and vandals. It is about protecting products and employees from accidents as well. Without the proper safety precautions, worksites and warehouses are rife with opportunities for accidents that can result in injuries or at the very least damaged products.
There are several ways you can protect your business from outside threat and internal accidents but here are a few of the most essential safety precautions:
- A security safe, or some secure location, for your valuables and important documents.
- Stack trucks keep workers from straining themselves or damaging products or equipment.
- Separate workers, pedestrians and customers from dangerous areas.
- Clear markings in areas that require caution.
- Impact protection around high traffic areas.
Security Safe or Cabinet
When protecting your property from thieves, your last line of defence is your security safe or cabinet. Choose a safe based on what you want to defend. If you want to keep documents or digital backups you should consider a safe that will offer protection from fire as well as protection from theft.
If you want to keep cash, precious metals or other highly valuable objects make sure you keep them in a safe with the proper cash and valuable limits. Before you buy a safe, you should first look up the value limits that are recommended for it. For instance, you shouldn’t keep your most valuable gold jewellery in a safe that should only hold petty cash.
Stack trucks allow workers to safely lift and move heavy objects. Many workplace accidents or injuries happen when someone tries to lift or move something that is too heavy without help. Using a stack truck is an easy and efficient way to safely transport heavy boxes and objects. Some, like the Mini Compact Folding Stack Truck, can fold down to take up only a small storage space.
Safety barriers are essential for worksites and warehouses where there might be people in the same vicinity as heavy machinery or traffic. It is important to separate people from anything that can potentially be dangerous. For example, a construction barrier can help keep road workers and traffic separate.
Floor and Wall Marking Systems
Safety lines and markings on floors and walls go a long way in making your facility safer. Clear markings near machinery will let people know to avoid or use caution in an area. Markings near work areas can also let vehicle drivers know which areas to avoid.
When safety markings aren’t enough, impact protection barriers can keep walls, equipment and even people from being hurt or damaged by passing vehicles, trucks or trollies. Impact protection profiles are commonly placed in high traffic areas in worksites, especially near tanks, potentially dangerous materials, sensitive machines, valuable products and areas people might be working.