The requirements of small businesses are different to those of larger companies because their premises and budgets tend to be correspondingly smaller. Blanket installation of large systems may not be appropriate for you, so take a look at these tips that will help you start tailoring a plan to safeguard your business.
Fire damage prevention in the workplace really starts with the humble fire alarm. It is a legal requirement of every company to carry out a fire risk assessment that should identify any danger areas and help you formulate a plan to minimise the risks, but if the worst should happen, you need to have an alarm system in place that is suitable for your premises to alert you immediately.
Fire Training Ensure the highest standards in your workplace
It's worth considering who is going to take responsibility if a fire were to break out, and ensure that they are appropriately trained. This could help minimise injury and property damage risk. For staff fire awareness training in Bristol, we recommend you talk to 1st Attendance.
Online Security Protect your personal and work related information
Don't overlook the importance of securing your computer systems. Appropriate antiviruses should be combined with a regular backup system. Invest in this early to save yourself a lot of hassle and cash further down the line.
Intruder Alarms Safeguard your important business assets
You need to safeguard your stock and premises as well as your data. Appropriate intruder alarm systems can also lower insurance premiums, which will help along small or new businesses by reducing outgoings. Have a look at the Government and HSE's advice on reducing your insurance premiums.
Theft Deterrents – Lighting and CCTV Ensure the highest levels of protection at all times
If possible, you want to put some deterrents in place to minimise the risk of any thieves choosing you as a target long before they get a chance to trigger any of your alarm systems. Visible CCTV surveillance systems can act as a deterrent as well as pick up any evidence that might be useful for regaining any lost items. Movement sensitive lighting is also a great way of scaring of an intruder.
Smokecloak Deter intruders and theft with specialist solutions
If you have a shop or hold any other valuable stock, a Smokecloak system is a great way to protect it if a break-in should happen. This system quickly fills an area of 100m2 up with thick fog in 30 seconds, the idea being that anything that can't be seen is harder to steal. The sudden, unexplained appearance of thick smoke is also likely to scare any intruders away very quickly. The fog disperses without causing damage to your stock.
Expert solutions designed around you
At BWS Standfast, we provide a range of security solutions to clients across Bristol and the local surrounding areas.
To find out more about our specialist services, contact us today and discover how we can help secure your property.