- August 1, 2020
- Posted by: Danielle Jenkins
- Category: Covered walkways
Covered Walkways For Retail Companies: The Best Solutions To Keep Customers And Staff Safe
If you own or manage a retail business, naturally you’ll want to keep your staff and customers as safe as possible. One straightforward, yet extremely effective way to do this is to install covered walkways around your premises. In this blog post, we look at why covered walkways are beneficial and how they can help protect your customers and staff.
Installing a covered walkway from your car park to the entrance of your facility can help keep your employees and customers safe in adverse weather and in low lighting. For example, if an employee finishes a late-night shift, walking to their car via an eye-catching reflective covered walkway will help them to feel safe and secure and not vulnerable to car accidents or malicious attacks.
2. Sets clear routes
If you manage or own a large building or multiple stores in one location, a covered walkway can help connect your stores together and create a clear, guided customer journey. This ensures a customer will never walk around your premises feeling lost or confused, and instead, they can feel safe walking around your businesses with a clear understanding of where they are and where they need to go.
In adverse weather, accidents are much more likely to occur. A customer, for example, could slip as they exit your building and not only break the goods they have just purchased but hurt themselves also. A covered walkway will ensure employees and customers are protected from rain, wind and other environmental factors and can leave and enter your business safely.
4. Enable social distancing
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, businesses must limit how many people are allowed into their building at one time, and ensure they provide their customers with a safe place to queue. A covered walkway can be a clear, designated place for customers to queue ensuring they are protected from cars, traffic and other pedestrians. Covered walkways can also be extended and used to place 2-metre markings, so customers can queue for a store at a safe distance from one another.
A huge part of keeping customers and employees safe and happy is not just looking after their physical wellbeing, but their mental wellbeing also. Installing a high-quality covered walkway at an entrance, exit or between two buildings will show employees and customers that you care about their safety and that their wellbeing and protection is important to you. For a customer, this will make them more likely to give their custom to your business and for an employee, this will help to boost their morale and work ethic.
If you are interested in an effective solution to keep your customers and staff safe, do not hesitate to contact Ace Shelters today. We provide covered walkway solutions that can truly improve the safety of your business. To learn more, get in touch with us today!