Some useful guidance on avoiding burglaries on commercial premises
Many commercial businesses suffer from repeat burglaries and it can have a damaging affect on revenue and your business goals. It is essential that if you have had a theft in the past, you need to assess the situation and update your security measures to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Here is a selection of useful burglary prevention tips which you can take into consideration for your commercial premises.
Since 2006 there have been 25 significant accidents / fatalities recorded involving large (generally) automated gates. These fall into two categories, the accident or worse either occurred because the automatic gate had not been installed with the relevant safety features, or, as a result of a mechanical failure, usually involving the gate actually falling on top of the victim.
It’s been six years now since the tragic deaths of two children in separate accidents just weeks apart first brought the issue of automated gate safety to the public’s attention.
Both children were crushed by automated gates sited on housing developments and sadly, these were not isolated cases. Since then, a further 18 accidents have been logged in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, of which 8 resulted in a fatality.
Being a facilities manager (FM) is one of the most difficult jobs in any company. The reason for this is that the job is particularly wide-ranging, and encompasses everything from asset management and pest control to safety and security. Fortunately, FMs specialise in prioritising, with the emphasis on energy management, health and safety, maintenance, new technologies, interiors and workspaces, and security.
Remember insurance doesn’t often pay out on unlocked property. So make sure all of your property is securely locked and your belongings inside. Summer time is especially busy for ‘crooks’. Always have house doors and windows locked but only use deadlocks when you aren’t in the house. Garages and sheds need to be locked at all times.
You can be pro-active and implement simple safeguards to avoid opportunistic thefts
. These thieves prefer items that are easy to carry and or are easiest to part with for cash.