DON’T LET YOUR BUILDING BE A HAZARD
Oftentimes, when planning the safety around their building, building owners and facility managers forget that the building itself can often be dangerous. Building owners have to remain frugal to ensure their operations remain profitable, and one way to remain frugal is to avoid major expenditures on the building. This is a good way to save money, but it can often lead to a building that is in disrepair and is a danger to those inside.
Your Building Can Get Out of Hand
Skipping one year of maintenance, or one scheduled improvement, never seems like a big deal. It seems like such a minor thing and you can pick it up again next year. However, it’s easy to forget how many improvements in a row you’ve skipped. You can begin to only look at them individually, and that’s how you end up skipping three or four improvements in two years. Before you know it, your building is a dangerous place. We install alarm systems, develop emergency plans, protect our files and our data, but if we’re not making regular and necessary improvements, our buildings can very quickly fall apart when they must be structurally sound to remain safe.
Just as you need to inspect the equipment in your building on a regular basis, you should also inspect features around your building to let you know its structural status. Check the ladders leading up to the roof, check the skylights, check the condition of the roof, of the foundation, of the other walls.
There are so many features on your building and each one of them can become damaged and pose a threat to the safety of your occupants. Keep your building structurally sound and operating properly and you’re likely to keep those inside of it safe.