Vehicle Safety at Your Workshop
When running an electrical repair business from your workshop you should consider the safety of your vehicles that are parked nearby. You should consider the safety of not only your own business vehicle but vehicles belonging to your staff and customers as well.
A Workshop with Parking SpaceWhen you rent or purchase your workshop you should enquire as to parking facilities. Normally there will be parking spaces allocated for each workshop but make sure that they are listed in your contract so that problems do not occur once you have signed on the dotted line.
On-site SecurityIs there a security guard or night watchman on duty in the area of your workshop? Is this part of the lease agreement? Will he be patrolling the car park attached to your workshop? Make sure that this information is put into the rental agreement and that there is in fact security people working on site.
Getting Appropriate InsuranceAny vehicle owned by your business should have insurance registered to you business. When registering your vehicle you will have advised where the vehicle is kept at night and if it is garaged or secure. Breaching the insurance agreement could affect whether you are paid out if the vehicle is damaged or stolen so for this reason take your vehicle safety and security seriously. You must also make sure that any person driving your company vehicle is allowed to do so.
For tax reasons you have to keep a record of when the vehicle is used for work and when it is used for private use. You also need to keep a record of the mileage for each person using the vehicle. The vehicle should also be covered by insurance so that if it is off the road through accident or theft you have a replacement vehicle.