Safety in the Office

Owning a business heightens your awareness of crime.  Tips to prevent your business from easily being violated.

  • Provide a employee handbook clearly outlining policies.
  • Have an emergency plan and train employees.
  • Provide exit routes and evacuation plans.
  • Provide fire extinguishers and medical kits.
  • Designate a meeting location that every employee is aware of for use in emergency situations.
  • Provide special emergency plans for co-workers who are disabled or may require assistance in evacuating the workplace.
  • Never lock fire exits or block doorways, halls, or stairways.  Keep fire doors closed to slow the spread of smoke.
  • Provide visitor badgers.
  • Confidential information should be locked.
  • Provide proper surge protectors on computers.
  • Provide proper security, such as closed circuit TV or a panic alarm. 
Click here for information on "A Guide to Business Security."