Starting a business takes a lot of resources, and most of the time, business owners tend to forget or skip some details in their business to maximize their investment. While some of them can be skipped, safety measures shouldn’t be one of them. Your customers will feel safe knowing that they can transact with you safely because you have invested in their security. Your employees will have peace of mind as well because they know you care enough to protect them.
Thanks to the ever growing innovations today, investing in some security measures are not that expensive and hard. Many of these tools even have automated systems to integrate everything within your business.
Of course, the market is also saturated with a lot of products that promote security, it might be overwhelming to choose and very costly to get all. Here are some important items that you should get for your business.
First Aid and Emergency Equipments
First aid kits and fire extinguishers are the most basic safety items you can invest in. This should be available in strategic areas in your establishments. You can keep this under a lock but should have a glass shielding that one can break in case of emergency.
You can also upgrade your emergency tools with fireproof garments and fire hose. This can be used as a stopgap measure while waiting for professional rescuers to arrive.
Emergency and Safety Lighting
Most emergency situations include power shortage or black out. To safely maneuver both your employees and customers out of the area, you need to be able to have lights that have can operate even without power. You can use an LED technology or just one of those old fashioned bulbs that turn on when the power is out. These lights should also be coupled with exit signage.
Fire Alarm and Detectors
This is important for big businesses which has plenty of rooms or floors. Fire alarms and detectors will enable everyone to detect early fires occurring at other rooms and can act accordingly.
Modern fire alarms also have system to detect the exact location of the fire so building security can check them for false alarms. Through the system, they can also cancel or silenced the alarm as well as fire testing. It is important to do testing of all alarm units for a more efficient and top quality system.
Just the presence of CCTV cameras lower the chances of crimes and mischiefs in your establishments. People tend to behave when they know they are being watched.
CCTV is useful in making sure your employees act according to their job description. This is also to prevent or at least have a record in the event that there are thieves in your establishment.
With all the innovations nowadays, CCTV has become smaller and wireless making it easier for you to integrate them into your business establishment. With the increased memory and data storage capacities of computers, recording and archiving footages are also no longer a problem.
Slip and Fall Accessories
Preventing accidents such as slip and fall should also be part of your safety measures. These are the most common accidents that happen in the public places and business establishments. It is helpful to protect high traffic areas such as hallways from these accidents.
Non slip mats or floor coverings that promotes more friction are a good addition to your entrance and hallways. These items are highly ideal for business such as construction and hospitals.