If you have been in one business location for a long time, it may be time to remodel. Over time, not only will your building need to be updated for safety, but your decor will also grow stale, making your business seem out of touch and irrelevant. By remodeling, you will make your business seem fresh and will promote an aura of success, which will encourage new business.
However, remodeling can be a real disruption to your business and can pose many safety issues if you don’t do it right. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your remodel goes smoothly and safely:
A lot of companies try to save a few bucks by enlisting their employees to move the furniture and equipment for their upcoming remodel. But this puts employees in danger of seriously injuring themselves, and it takes them away from the more important work they have to do serving your company and growing your sales.
Call Calgary movers to ensure that the work is done properly. When professional movers do the job, no one will get hurt and all your furniture will make it to its new home in one piece. When you call an Airdrie moving company, you will not only save money on potentially damaged furniture or property, but you will also save money on payroll costs (since your employees could cost much more by the hour than the movers do).
Sequester Employees and Customers
Many businesses simply tape off their construction area during remodeling. This is a big mistake. Not only does it create an unprofessional look for clients, but it also puts everyone at risk. If a piece of lumber falls or a nail goes flying across the room, someone could be seriously injured.
Keep employees and customers far away from the work area. That means moving them to another part of the building or another floor entirely — not just keeping them a certain number of feet from the work area. Also, create a large buffer zone around the work area with tarps and other partitions just in case any employees have to pass by it on their way into work.
Move the Work Space Off Site
The best way to keep employees and customers safe during the remodel is to move them off site entirely. This may mean moving to one of your other locations or renting temporary office space. You can even ask employees to work from home and for clients to conduct their business online.
An off-site space will also improve the productivity of employees, who will be distracted by all the noise and commotion that remodeling causes.
Remodeling is a great way to revitalize your business, but you have to make sure you do it with the safety and efficiency of your employees in mind. Otherwise, you’ll end up costing your business much more in the long run. Use these tips to make your remodel a smooth one.
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