Making Your Commercial Building Safer

Making Your Commercial Building Safer

The following contribution is from another author.

The safety of your employees and your clients should be important to you as a business owner. Depending on where you are located, there are always measures put in place by the local government and authorities to ensure that your commercial building is as safe as possible.

Safety regulations for buildings aren’t quite the same as keeping your commercial buildings safer, however. An unsafe commercial area offers risks such as burglaries and injuries, assaults, slips, falls, all those kinds of things. But unless you are investing in good commercial railings, and unless you are making sure that you have CCTV on the perimeter, you do have a responsibility here to make sure that your business is safe. The building itself may be the responsibility of the local authority, but ensuring that your customers are going to be safe when they come in is up to you. Here are some of the things that you can do when your commercial building doesn’t feel as safe as it should.

  • Anti slip flooring. You are responsible for ensuring that your customers walk safely in your business, and you should make sure that your employees are comfortable to be at work as well. Anti slip flooring helps to fix those slippery floors or walkways and ladders to keep your customers and employees and visitors safe. There are plenty of anti-slip solutions out there for no matter the type of flooring you have, whether concrete, metal or wood.It’s advisable to make sure that you choose something slip resistant on the larger floor areas because even if you have people in and out of your business all the time. You need to ensure that they’re not going to come into any injury by walking into your building.
  • Observe safety regulations for your local authority. Every single locality has practices and measures that are put in place to make sure that people are safe in commercial buildings. You have to ensure that you are also observing these rules so that you don’t end up putting something in place in your business that makes everybody else less safe.
  • Have a fire safety monitor. It’s a responsibility of you as an employer to make sure that your organization knows about fire safety regulations. That means you need to provide training for your employees on fire safety. Have a fire safety monitor who understands what to do in the event of a fire alarm going off and have fire safety signs in place. There should also be emergency lighting installed to make sure the building is safe in the event of a fire so that people can find their way out.
  • Make sure that you have security cameras. To effectively monitor the security both in and outside of your business, you need to have CCTV strategically installed around the building. They should be both inside and outside and come with motion sensor detectors so that you can tell whether anybody has broken into the building.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).