One of the largest contributing factors of commercial accidents is poor visibility. To begin addressing risk management at your facility, you need to start with the lights. The better customers and employees can see where they’re going, the easier it is for them to avoid potential mishaps. Investing in adequate lighting and changing burn out bulbs are all important to prevent injuries and a possible lawsuit filed by an injury law firm.
Clutter and debris can be a major source for potential injuries, causing tripping hazards. The clutter itself can cause injuries too if sharp edges are exposed. Even if the clutter itself does not injure, it can cause a slip-and-fall onto a hard surface or into a store display that can make injuries worse. It’s always good to perform a daily safety inspection of the premises and eliminate any hazards before opening the store to customers.
Another major source of injury in the retail sector is caused by violence during a robbery or theft, or by disgruntled customers and employees. Store owners can reduce the risk of these types of incidents by investing in a quality security surveillance system. These systems often deter people from committing robbery or violent acts because they know they are being watched and recorded. Hiring security officers are also a good deterrent.