Security Tips – What to keep in mind when it’s cold out
It’s getting cold out there! This year, remember that cold weather requires more than coats and scarves, you’ll also need to be prepared for security risks that are unique to the cold weather.
Luckily, we’ve put together some tips to help ensure that your business operations run smoothly even as the temperatures decline.
Be prepared with winter supplies, i.e. ice salt and shovels. Open rain, sleet, snow, or shine? Make sure you have everything you need to keep your store accessible to customers!
Have mops, signage, and carpet ready in the front are of the store to reduce slips and falls. Reducing losses for your business includes mitigating the risk of an accident in your store. Take extra precautions to make sure the floor stays safe and dry.
Train employees on shoplifting awareness when it comes to customers wearing heavy coats and jackets. These make it easier for shoplifters to smuggle merchandise out of the store. Just being aware of this can help, if employees are keen to keep an eye out for extra-warm customers.
Ensure outside locks are not exposed to freezing weather. Use spray graphite and the key to clean the lock and lubricate it with a lubricant that won’t freeze quickly. These precautions will keep you from having to struggle to defrost a frozen lock.
Be ready with Plan B. Power outages due to winter weather can harm the productivity flow of your business. Have a generator or backup power source available to keep your business running no matter the weather.
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