Last week we talked about improving the external appearance of your facility and making a good impression with customers, including using colored bollard covers to create a clean, branded appearance. This week let’s talk about why you need to have bollards in the first place.
Keeping your facility, and most importantly your customers and employees, safe is a top priority. Most businesses are located near moving cars; unless you have a store inside a mall, there will be a street or parking lot nearby. Where there are cars, unfortunately there are bound to be accidents. The site www.storefrontcrashes.com has a weekly round-up of all the accidents that have happened involving a storefront and a car. On average there 15-20 accidents each week, many involving injuries, all involving property damage and costly repairs. These injuries and the facility property damage could all be prevented by having a barrier separating motor traffic from the pedestrian area.
The weather is getting warmer and people are spending more time outside. Summer is the season for sidewalk sales and dining alfresco. Think, as you are setting up your outdoor area, what would happen if the driver of a nearby car hit the gas instead of the brake? Is there anything to block the car from you or your customers? There are many types of barriers that can be erected to prevent these accidents from happening, such as bollard posts, large planters, or other architectural items that actually enhance your businesses appearance while providing that necessary layer of protection.
Ideal Shield’s Decorative Bollard Cover Line is a great option for retail stores or restaurants that want to protect against accidents while adding a nice architectural touch. So this summer, make sure to implement a protection system before a tragic incident occurs at your place of business. For more information visit www.idealshield.com/bollards.