With what has been happening in the world over the past several weeks, business owners have one main question on their minds: how can they keep their businesses safe and secure during the outbreak of the Coronavirus?
There are a number of steps business owners can take to prevent the spread of disease and to ensure the security of their employees and properties. Read on for some tips on how you can keep your business safe during this unpredictable time.
Establish an Emergency Preparedness Plan
The first step all businesses, regardless of size and industry, must take is to develop an emergency preparedness plan, which should outline the following:
- How you plan on protecting employees
- How you will respond to a Coronavirus outbreak at your workplace
- How staff can communicate with and contact you during the pandemic
- How your business operations will be affected should your company experience an outbreak
Having a plan in place will ensure that you aren’t blindsided by the possibility of infection. As the old adage goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Instruct Employees to Work Remotely If at All Possible
Depending upon the industry you work in, having your employees work from home may be a viable option. To avoid the spread of the virus, it’s recommended that when possible, office personnel work from home rather than come into the office. If you decide to send your staff home to work remotely, let them know that you are there for them if you can help them perform their jobs better in any way. Keep the lines of communication open with your employees, and ensure that they fully understand that your sending them home is a decision based on their own welfare.
Rely upon Security Cameras to Keep Your Location Secure
Security cameras are one way businesses can ensure the safety and security of their company’s site. There are a wide variety of types of security cameras available for this purpose, ranging from night vision cameras to more standard cameras used primarily during the daytime hours. If your business stores expensive goods, security cameras will be essential to protect both the property your business is housed upon as well as the goods it keeps within its brick-and-mortar walls. If the unfortunate occurrence of a burglary takes place, the footage from your security cameras can help to identify suspects and bring them to the authorities.
By following these tips, you can help to safeguard your business from the Coronavirus—and know how to proceed should an outbreak take place among your workplace.
If you’re ready to discuss security measures that you can take to protect your business from the consequences of a viral infection, contact RBS Solutions Inc. today! We’re here to serve you in this uncertain time.