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Shatter-Proof: 6 Ways to Protect Your Glazier Business

Glazier work involves working closely with a fragile and potentially hazardous material. It is essential to prioritise safety precautions in all aspects of your operations as a Glazier business owner in order to ensure the emotional and financial security of yourself, your business, your employees, your clients and members of the public.

From Glaziers’ Insurance to appropriate training and education of employees, learn more about the ways that you can defend your business against harmful exposures.

The Importance Of Precautions As A Glazier

Glass installation and repair can be extremely hazardous, and it is therefore necessary to protect against liability. In the industry, there are many health & safety issues for workers which may include working at heights, using power tools or acquiring cuts.

Risk management procedures are useful for the management of reputation as well as to maintain professionalism. They may also be necessary in order to comply with regulations, and to prepare for unpredictable events such as natural disaster, accidental property damage or theft.

Precautions will also ensure the safety of yourself, all workers, clients and other members of the public which may come into contact with your business and its work, and ensure you can continue to deliver your valuable services to your clients.

6 Ways To Protect Your Business

1. Training and education

When it comes to employee training and education, it is important that all who are handling glass understand the associated risks, and are also aware of the proper methods of utilising tools and equipment. Safe installation practices should be taught, as well as ongoing education of the latest safety techniques if recommendations are updated.

2. Protective gear

Protective gear should also be worn by all who are handling glass. It is important to always be wearing safety glasses, goggles, gloves and other protective clothing in order to avoid cuts, scrapes and potential injuries.

3. Appropriate handling & transportation

Transportation should be very carefully managed in order to avoid product breakage that could lead to loss and harm. It is recommended that glass is stored vertically, and should also be reliably secured and protected in transit.

4. Proper use of tools & equipment

It is important to use any tools and equipment with great caution to prevent accidents or injury. Regular inspection of tools is also recommended in order to avoid malfunction or faults causing incidents.

5. Correct installation

The process of installing glass can be a hazardous one if not done correctly. Great care should be taken during this process. To avoid injury or damage, the appropriate adhesives and sealants should be used, and all materials properly fitted and correctly anchored.

6. Glaziers’ Insurance

While taking the above precautions will greatly diminish the risk of disaster, it is still possible for accidents to occur. When considering insurance cover for your business, Liability Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Business Insurance are all essential for financial protection and reputational immunity.

Liability Insurance covers you against third party claims of negligence that lead to injury, damage, financial loss or death. It is useful if any action, property, business or event of yours is alleged to have contributed to, or is responsible for, loss or damage to a third party or their property.

Glaziers’ Insurance with Atlantic Insurance

The experienced team at Atlantic Insurance has a clear understanding of the various, specific risks involved in the Glazier industry. We are dedicated to developing comprehensive, tailored Insurance Plans for Glazing businesses that ensure you will be preserved in any event.

Contact us to discuss your personalised insurance program and protect your business today.

Any information contained on this page of the website is general advice only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Your should consider these, having regard to the appropriateness of this advice and the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (‘PDS’), Target Market Determination (‘TMD’) and Financial Services Guide (‘FSG’), which will be provided following any formal recommendation to you.

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