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How To Keep Your Store Safe for Customers & Employees

2/15/2020 (Permalink)

Open sign broad hanging on wood door front of cafe No matter what type of store you own, focusing on safety is essential.

Being a store owner is a tough job. There is a lot on your plate on a daily basis – from ensuring that your employees are happy and working hard to ensuring that your customers are having a great shopping experience and will become repeat customers. Whether you run a restaurant, hotel, large office, or even a mom and pop shop, keeping your commercial property free of hazards and safe for all is imperative to running a successful business.

It is easy to get so caught up in day-to-day tasks that you forget to address one of the most critical aspects of owning a store: keeping it safe. From security precautions to making certain that the premise is free from hazards, safety is a key issue for any business owner. The following are some important things to keep in mind when it comes to store safety:

  1. Clean up any spill immediately and put up signs to indicate wet floors
  2. Keep your storefront and interior well lit
  3. Make sure that employees know how to handle potentially hazardous situations
  4. If serving food, train staff about food and fire safety procedures
  5. Keep a first aid kit fully stocked
  6. Put up signs by any stairs or change in elevation
  7. Be vigilant about any suspicious activity
  8. Make sure all employees are trained on proper store closing procedures

No matter what type of store you own, focusing on safety is essential. Far too many store owners neglect to regularly assess the safety of their property until it is too late. Get into the habit of reviewing your safety rules and regulations on a regular basis to ensure that it is up-to-date and relevant. At SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County, we specialize in commercial property restoration. If you are a store owner and your store has endured any type of water damage, fire damage, or mold damage, contact us today to learn more about your options.

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