As a business owner, you certainly want to keep your assets safe. Additionally, you undoubtedly also want to ensure the safety of yourself, your employees and your patrons. Because various factors could play roles in the overall safety of your business, your security plan could include procedures that specifically meet your needs.
Without proper security measures, the possibility exists that a patron or other individual could attempt to take legal action against you in the event that he or she suffers injuries on your property. Unfortunately, some parties could still attempt to take such action even if you do have an extensive security plan. In such a case, you will certainly want to defend against the claims. In hopes of avoiding such a situation altogether, you may want to ensure that your security procedures remain updated.
One way to ensure security on the premises of your business relates to limiting physical access to certain areas. You may want to give employees and other applicable people keys to areas that should remain off-limits to patrons or other individuals due to potential safety risks or as part of your efforts to protect your company's assets. You may also want to have only one customer entrance and properly monitor that entrance for potential threats.
When it comes to monitoring the premises, you could utilize security cameras or have security personnel to physically keep an eye on the property. You could also provide training to your employees so that they better understand how to detect potentially suspicious behavior and when a possible risk may exist. By having this type of monitoring, your employees and your customers may feel safer.
Having a security system installed on the premises could also better ensure that help would arrive quickly in the event that a burglary, assault or other serious event takes place on the premises. Outside security companies could notify emergency personnel immediately if someone trips an alarm or if an employee sets off a distress signal.
Dealing with lawsuits
Even with the procedures in place, the possibility exists that someone could suffer injuries or other damages while on your company's premises. As a result, they may feel that filing a premises liability claim against you will work in their favor. However, you have the right to defend against such claims, and information on your legal options may prove useful to you.