According to renowned crime specialist Charles Montaldo, if you own a business, particularly one that deals in cash, there is a good chance that one day it may be robbed. If you are lucky, the robbery will occur after the business is closed and all of your employees have gone home. If not, you, your employees and possibly your customers could be faced with a very dangerous situation.
Listed are some effective measures that business owners, managers, and employees can take that will protect the assets of the business and make it safer for employees.
Always make personal safety the number one priority. Money and merchandise can be replaced.
Train employees to comply with the robber's demands and to try to remain calm, move slowly and communicate only when necessary. If employees are in other areas of the building, let the robber know so that they are not surprised by an employee who may come out of a back room.
When the robber leaves, employees should never follow after them, but instead, lock the doors of the business, move to the back of the building and wait for the police to arrive. While they wait they can document what occurred, including the time the robbery took place, what was stolen and a description of the robber.
It could be helpful that within a few days of the robbery, the employees who were present come for a meeting so that what happened can be discussed, emotions shared, and suggestions on what can be improved be accessed to help deter being robbed again.
If you are looking for security solutions for your business, Pro-Guard Security can help!
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My name is Alex Murray. I am passionate about what goes on in and around Walsall. I hope you find my blog to be interesting and thought provoking. Please feel free to give me your feedback.