It’s a proud day when you get to open your own premises, or fashion an old building in pursuit of your own success. If you’re setting up a new workplace, whether it is an office, a shop, a warehouse, a factory or other form of productive suite, you need to ensure that it is safe and secure for your employees, customers, and assets. 

Don’t forget you also need to comply with certain laws and regulations, such as fire safety, health and safety, or security standards, and depending on the type and size of your business, the requirements will shift a little. 

You may also want to invest in some additional safety installations, that can generally ensure the protection and comfort of your premises, and prevent or reduce the risks of accidents, injuries, theft, or damage – though keep in mind that good planning isn’t always perfect planning.

In this post, we will share some of the most worthwhile safety installations that you can consider for your new business premises. These are:

Fire Alarm Systems

A fire alarm system is a genuine must-have for any business premises, as it can detect and alert you of any fire hazards, or encourage staff to report a fire immediately.. A fire alarm system can consist of various components, such as detectors, sensors, control panels, sirens, or sprinklers too. You can also pair these with fire fighting pumps that may allow you to provide an immediate response in industrial environments, limiting damage. A fire alarm system can save lives, property, and money, but don’t forget to go over your evacuation plan and track your staff coming in and out each day, also.

Make Certain Of Essential CCTV & Surveillance

A CCTV system is a pretty essential safety installation for any business premises in 2024, as it can provide you with a visual record and evidence of what happens in and around your premises. Sure, AI video seems to be ramping up, but thankfully, we can still prove something actually happened through conventional means for now.

Your CCTV system can prevent or even deter theft, and also help with accountability measures within your firm. Want to find out who is storing hazardous materials improperly? Your CCTV system will help stamp that out immediately.

Access Control Systems

Who comes and goes into your property isn’t always easy to track when you have so much going on. That’s why a keycard system or access control can give you the peace of mind you need, especially if giving temp passes to visitors. 

An access control system could include locks, keys, cards, codes, biometrics, or scanners, that work together to authenticate users coming on. This helps take some of the strain from your front desk. Moreover, they can help you improve graded security in certain areas, for example, you might block off access to certain floors entirely so that your R&D department encounters less leaks.

With this advice, you’re certain to set up your worthwhile safety installations for your new business premises.