How to minimize liability risk in your business.
It only takes one lawsuit to sink a business. In this litigious society, it is more important than ever for businesses of all shapes and sizes to take precautions against liability risk. If you’re ready to lower your risk, read on.
- Get the proper insurance
Do you need general liability insurance? How about professional liability coverage? Product liability? Your insurance agent will be able to tell you if your business can benefit from such coverage in order to stay safe.
- Set and maintain high standards
Create quality standards and make sure that yourself and your team adhere to them. Encourage your employee by recognizing who meet the high standards.
- Create a safe workplace
This shouldn’t need to be said, but many business owners slack when it comes to workplace safety. Ensure that there are no objects blocking pathways, plenty of lighting and ventilation, hygienic eating areas, clearly-marked exits, and plenty of emergency safety equipment.
- Document it all
Keep good and clear records of everything that occurs within your business, especially if someone reports a minor injury or encounters prejudice. Double-check all financial communications and ask an employee to triple-check for you. Unless you save it first, avoid shredding documents.
- Listen to your team
Employees are prone to make errors if they are unhappy in their role or environment. Have an open door policy where anything that they say can be kept confidential between yourselves. Take time to address any concerns that an employee brings to you, making sure to document it all, too!
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Businesses face many liability risks on a daily basis. With the right preventative measures and quality commercial insurance, you can rest easy knowing your small business is safe. Let the experts at McCarty Insurance Agency find the quality insurance your business needs and deserves. Serving Fresno, California, we aid business owners in choosing the right coverage to meet their needs, budget, and demands.