Making your store safe and secure
If you own a store then you need to think about safety and security almost above everything else. You need to be aware that with lots of people coming in and out all day, and the fact that your staff will no doubt already be busy getting the work done for the day, that safety is a huge issue, as customers will tend to injure themselves due to inattention and there being lots of other people and items in the store. Security is another issue you should consider, as where there is merchandise, there are thieves who will try to get it out of the store without paying.
- Employ security. If you work in a larger store where you are not able to keep an eye on everything all of the time, you should have enough security to patrol the store and act quickly if something is wrong. It may be useful to have a security guard at the door, as well as one patrolling inside.
- Design your layout carefully. You should be avoiding clutter as much as possible, and have a clear path through the store for customers to follow. This will make it easier for customers to move around the store without bumping into others and causing accidents.
- Fix things quickly. If something is broken or not working properly you should remove it from the shop floor immediately and not put it back out into a public area until it is fixed or replaced. Broken items pose serious risks to both customers and staff.
- Have staff be vigilant. Impress on staff how important it is that they be vigilant when they are working, so that problems can be fixed quickly, spills mopped up right away, and so on.
How to claim Scarborough accident at work compensation if you have been injured in a store as an employee
If you work in a store then you need to be as careful as possible at all times that you don’t have accidents. It isn’t always possible to prevent accidents, but if you have an accident because you weren’t looking out for yourself then you have no chance of claiming Scarborough accident at work compensation against your employer.
If you think that your employer was in some way at fault for an accident you have had, then you should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether or not you have a good case for Scarborough accident at work compensation. If you do then you are under no obligation to proceed, but can be passed over to an injury lawyer who can make a start on your case on your behalf ensuring that you get the Scarborough accident at work compensation that you deserve.
Date Published: 12th September 2014
Author: David Brown