How to Keep Safety First at Your Business
Ever since you were a little kid, people have reminded you to prioritize safety, and while you haven’t forgotten about the importance of minimizing risks, it’s easy to let that slide in the name of profit. Don’t neglect these critical tasks at work, or you put you and your employees in unnecessary danger.
Check Your Water System
Your water system lets you and your employees stay hydrated and clean throughout the day, but if it malfunctions, it causes disaster. To avoid drinking from a contaminated source or paying exorbitant amounts to repair your water-damaged building, have your valve maintenance system inspected regularly.
Replace Your Fire Extinguishers
If you don’t have fires in your workplace, your fire extinguishers go unused for so long that you don’t even notice them. While it’s good to stay fire-free, if you neglect your fire extinguishers, they won’t work when the time comes. Depending on the manufacturer, your extinguisher should work for five to 15 years. When you buy a new one, check the user’s manual and write the expiration date on the canister. If you don’t know how old an extinguisher is and you can’t find the expiration date, throw it away.
Test for Dangerous Substances
No matter how old your building is, there’s a possibility for dangerous substances to build up. Older buildings are more likely to have asbestos and lead paint due to different construction standards in the past, so you should have a professional test for these materials before beginning a new project. Additionally, every building can have issues with carbon monoxide and other toxic gases. Install detectors for these toxins throughout your entire building to prevent a fatal accident.
As you focus on making your business profitable, don’t forget to keep everyone safe. After all, your money’s not worth anything if you can’t enjoy it.