by Jerry Mooney
Running a business is quite possibly one of the most challenging things that you will ever do in your life. You may find that your business falls on hard times and you may even find that sometimes outside factors limit your success. If you own a business premises with an office space or any other physical location for that matter, then you also have to worry about keeping your business safe and secure from vandals and even various weather conditions as well, and this is easier said than done.
Report Anything Suspicious
You need to make sure that you report anything suspicious and you also have to make sure that you make the effort to get to know your neighbors as well. Your business park manager will most likely handle any reports that you have and they will also be able to help with any unauthorized access as well, but if you are worried about this then one thing that you can do is get some additional security installed for when you’re not in the office or when the staff can’t actually make it into work due to the snow.
Prepare for Snow
You can also make sure that you are always prepared for snow. Snow can fall at any point during winter and even though it may look like it is only going to be a light shower, you really never know. The first thing that you need to do is invest in some salt storage. When you do buy salt storage you can easily grit your parking lot and even your pathways on the day, but it also helps to make sure that your pipes and any water lines are insulated as much as possible as well to prevent any possible freezing.
If someone happens to experience an accident at work and it was because of your negligence then this will cost you dearly. For example, if someone trips and falls on a loose paving stone that is covered in snow, it doesn’t matter whether they could see the stone or not because it shouldn’t have been loose in the first place. Snow can cover up potential hazards for your business, so if you have any open construction areas, potholes or anything else of the sort, make sure that you mark them out clearly. This will help to keep your business running smoothly, and also helps to put up signs and notices as well, warning people of ice and slippery areas.
Cover your CCTV
If you have a CCTV camera setup then that’s great, but you do need to make sure that you have it covered up in winter. A simple shade on top of the camera will prevent snow from blocking the lens, and it doesn’t take much to do this. If your CCTV moves with motion detection capabilities, make sure that the hinge and the arm don’t freeze shut, as this will stop the device from moving and it will even put additional strain on the mechanism as well. Your CCTV installation service will most likely be able to advise you on this.