With just a few more days until Christmas, we share some top tips to help keep your business safe so you can enjoy a well-earned festive break – however you manage to celebrate this year.
Before the big day…
Christmas trees and decorations do help to make your business feel more festive, but remember they come with risks too – for example, fairy lights!
If you haven’t trimmed up yet, before decorating, make sure your lights are in good condition and change any bulbs that need replacing. Don’t overload plug sockets, and when draping them on the tree, make sure you keep them away from paper decorations. They might look pretty twinkling away day and night, but they can be a fire risk so make sure they’re turned off before you leave.
Before packing up for the Christmas break, make sure you double check all your security equipment to make sure it’s working. Alarms, security lights and CCTV cameras are all visible deterrents to criminals and will make your building look less appealing to those who may have marked it as a target. Double check doors and windows before locking up, and make sure any valuable equipment is out of sight.
Over the festive period…
Although it’s unlikely we’ll have a white Christmas this year, it’s important to plan for adverse weather, especially if you have employees on call to respond to alarm activations. Bad weather brings extra risks with it, so considering an alternative to keep everyone safe and sound makes sense.
It’s also important to think about work/life balance. Christmas is all about spending quality time with family, so consider the impact of having employees on call.
Enlisting the help of a professional security services provider like KeyPlus, means you can take the pressure off employees being on call. We can provide key holding services, as well as alarm response and mobile patrols to keep your business safe, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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