One of the many crucial aspects involved in running a successful business is ensuring that your business and premises are always safe and secure.
For this to be the case, there are certain measures that every business owner should have in place, whether it’s a case of training or investing in some important equipment.
If you’re a new business owner and are looking to ensure that you safety and security measures are up to scratch or simply an established business owner looking to keep these measures updated, here’s our list of safety and security measures that every business needs.
CCTV Security System
Whatever the nature of your business, it’s important to protect your premises with a CCTV security system.
Not only can CCTV assist the authorities in their enquiries in the event that the security of your business is breeched, but having an active CCTV system around the interior and exterior of your building will act as a deterrent against those looking to target your premises. Furthermore, CCTV can be a great way to keep eyes on the different areas of your building if your premises is particularly large, allowing you to ensure that everything is running as it should.
There are a wide range of CCTV systems on the market, all varying in make, model and complexity. Whichever system you choose, Safe & Sound can handle the installation of your CCTV system quickly and professionally, allowing you peace of mind.
You can’t be at your business premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but you certainly need a way to ensure its security overnight.
Once staff have left for the day, a locked door isn’t always enough to keep out individuals looking to target your building. In the event that anyone was to gain access, you certainly don’t want to be oblivious until it’s too late.
In order to have the peace of mind that your building is safe and secure, investing in a high-quality intruder alarm is crucial. Doing so will allow you to be alerted if the security of your building is compromised at any time.
Fire Alarm Systems
Depending on the size of your business building, your fire alarm system needs could be a little more complex than a traditional smoke detector system could handle.
Businesses should have industrial fire alarm systems, with detectors covering each area of your business building. You’ll also need ‘Break Glass’ fire alarm call points and – depending on the nature of your building – a working sprinkler system.
It’s a lot to think about and it’s easy to miss something out. Here at Safe & Sound, however, we know exactly what’s needed to keep your business safe in the rare event that a fire should break out.
Passive Fire Protection
Sometimes a fire alarm system isn’t enough.
Should a part of your business premises catch fire, the first priority is, of course, to ensure that everybody inside is able to exit the building safely. However, once your building has been evacuated, the fire will continue to spread – once you gain entry again, you may find that the effects of the fire on the building itself have been devastating.
Passive fire protection such as fire doors and fire curtains will allow you to control the spread of a fire around your building, making it an essential measure against fire in large building. Not only will passive fire protection make it easier and safer for those inside to evacuate, but it will also prevent the fire from spreading wildly across the building, limiting the damage that may be done to the building itself.
It’s natural for those inside a building to panic in the event that a fire breaks out inside – but panic could play havoc in their attempts to exit the building as safely and as calmly as they can.
Fire signage is there to assist those within the building in exiting the building as quickly as possible, directing them to the nearest exits and ensuring that everyone takes the correct and safest route out onto the nearest fire exit.
Safety and security equipment aside, ensuring that any emergency is dealt with as efficiently as possible begins with providing your staff with the correct training.
Informative and thorough staff training will equip your staff with the knowledge and confidence to deal with a number of workplace emergencies, specifically in the event that a fire does break out on the premises.
We’d recommend that training is given to all staff who begin working at your business and that all staff receive a refresher training course at least once a year to maintain their knowledge of emergency procedures.
Call On Us
Here at Safe & Sound, we’re able to assist business owners in equipping their business with all of the above security measures – and more.
Whether it’s investing in CCTV, intruder alarms or allowing us to deliver comprehensive staff training sessions, there are a number of ways that Safe & Sound could help you to keep your business running safely, smoothly and securely.
If you’re in or around Glasgow and would like more information on these or any other services offered here at Safe & Sound, get in touch with us today.