Managing a business premises may seem like a luxurious task to deal with, after all moving into a building your enterprise owns is absolutely a positive milestone in the life of your firm.
That said, managing a premises, alongside its capable flow of people, may sometimes feel like a secondary job quite apart from the actual running of your company and its pursuit of revenue. For this reason, it’s good to think of how to effectively automate the upkeep of this space, so that safety, function, and improvement are all approximated in the correct way.
This is often easier said than done, and for obvious reasons. So, while some business advice columns will discuss how to keep your business operating by sustaining your client list or navigating your way through a PR mishap, allow us to discuss some of the essential pillars involved with good commercial premises management.
Hopefully, ensuring that these systems are in place and having the time for the correct amount of oversight will save you plenty of time you could have otherwise spent worrying and struggling to move forward.
Replacing Installed Utilities
We tend to imagine the smaller tasks involved with business building maintenance, like making sure the windows and ventilation systems are properly cleaned or cleared, attending to electrical or plumbing issues correctly, or having an on-site specialist if your elevator pauses mid-ascent. But it’s good to inspect the integrity and utility of essential resources from time to time, such as the hoses we have implemented for the clean down of certain materials or the exterior of your premises. Annual (or more frequent) servicing can prevent a problem before it occurs.
Pathways & Signage
Navigability is one of the most important components of any building to get right, because of course, the safe flow of people and their ability to seek an exit if they need to can quite sincerely be a life-saving provision. Restoring or replacing pathways, ensuring signage is never covered by bushes or poor visibility, and making sure all is legible can be important. Implementing accessibility is also essential, as disability ramps and disabled-friendly elevators will ensure you never have to turn anyone away from your premises because these provisions haven’t been thought of yet.
Your building may solely provide space for employees and office workers, but without the ability to verify and gate access, anyone may be able to walk into the building and do what they wish to. This is, of course, unacceptable. It’s important to make sure your check-in desk can sign everyone in, or that you run a simplified check-in, check-out system for employees. Access passes, keycards gating certain doorways, and mutual accountability can help you identify anyone who may be lost or whose presence may be unnecessary. It will help you ensure no one occupies your building without permission, and knowing exactly who is within your premises at any time can help you gain a more accurate count if needing to evacuate.
With this advice, you’re sure to exercise the best commercial premises management, without a doubt.