Protection is a top priority for any commercial facility. This includes both your facility and the people who live or work inside. Protecting your commercial facility may seem like a daunting task, but we’re here to help! With yearly workplace injuries in the U.S. totaling well into the thousands, facility and employee protection must be acknowledged. For this month’s blog, we dive into some top tips from Omni Facility Maintenance Services to help protect your commercial facility.
Security can often be the first line of defense to protect your facility and its inhabitants. The top two security items you should remain mindful of are cameras and alarms/locks.
When it comes to security, cameras are a great first step. An efficient security system can help your facility avoid potential theft, fraud, mass shootings, and can even detect if people have fevers or are wearing their face masks. Visible cameras can also act as a natural deterrent to a lot of crime.
Alarm & Locks
Sufficient locks and an alarm system should be your next step for protecting your commercial facility, especially during downtime. Plus, many of these systems can even integrate with your cameras to provide a robust security system for your facility. Good locks can make it extremely difficult for any unwanted person to enter and may even deter crime. Alarm systems work to scare off intruders who are not deterred by the locks or cameras and these alarm systems can immediately contact the business owner and authorities simultaneously.
Cleaning your facility is an often forgotten but important aspect of building protection. Additionally, many get confused or overwhelmed figuring out how to do it frequently and efficiently. With these tips, you’ll be one step closer to making your facility safe and spotless.
The first step to keeping your facility clean is to stay on top of basic daily/weekly chores. This would include wiping down surfaces, sanitizing bathrooms and high traffic areas, dusting, sweeping, mopping, window cleaning, outdoor maintenance, and more depending on your facility’s needs and size. These daily chores can help prevent poor indoor air quality, germs from spreading, and potential slips and falls due to dirty or wet floors.
Having a professional team like Omni Facility Maintenance power wash your business every few months can come with a variety of benefits including increased sanitation, curb appeal, and property value. This can be especially useful right before winter comes and when spring arrives. Want to learn more about power washing and its benefits? Check out our blog, Benefits of Power Washing Your Business!
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
The air inside your facility should be fresh and clean of toxins. Many people neglect the importance of IAQ, but it is crucial to the health of your facility and employees. The best first step for improving IAQ is to improve ventilation. This can be performed through various methods including a well-functioning HVAC system, open windows or spaces, and fans. If you want to learn more, check out our blog, Improve Your Indoor Air Quality!
As many of you may already know, preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your facility running smoothly and efficiently, avoiding setbacks and costly downtime. Preventative maintenance can protect your facility and employees by eliminating the possibility of breakages or accidents. There are many other benefits that come with preventative maintenance. If you want to learn more, make sure to check out our blog, The Case for Proactive Facility Maintenance.
Taking the first step towards protecting your facility and employees doesn’t have to be difficult, especially with the right knowledge and team to help you along the way. With the tips we’ve provided today, you’re well on your way to having a safe facility. So, why wait? Start protecting your facility and employees today by contacting and partnering with Omni Facility Maintenance Services.