Four Security Risks You Should Protect Your Warehouse From

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A headline from The Daily Telegraph published at the beginning of the winter season reads: “Wild weather blamed for warehouse roof collapse in Western Sydney” Fortunately, nobody was harmed by this incident, which was said to be “caused by the wet weather overnight.” This kind of situation could happen to a warehouse in Melbourne, a State that’s no stranger to adverse weather disturbances. If you own a storage facility as well, you should protect your commercial building from risk in order to reduce losses and keep your business profitable. To combat the effects of environmental disturbances, it pays to reinforce your building’s structure and to perform regular maintenance so that your premises holds up well against the elements. Investing in commercial security will also help keep your business afloat and prevent other risks such as the following: Fire This can be caused by a number of things. It can be an electrical short, combustion of flammable products or substances, or warehouse staff negligence – factors that can be managed. In an earlier blog, we spoke of preventing house fires by doing regular checks of heaters and chimneys – components that produce heat. You can apply the same practice in your own warehouse, with a few adaptations. You should ensure that the interiors are well ventilated and that all machinery and equipment is regularly checked. In addition, you should prohibit your employees from smoking on the premises and help enhance their knowledge and practice of fire safety. You can install signs at strategic locations for this purpose. Operational Errors It’s possible that some of your inventory may be damaged due...