When you own property, whether it is for personal or commercial use, you have certain responsibilities. One such responsibility is to take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of everyone who enters it. You want to maintain a safe space so that guests, employees or customers don’t get injured. You also want to protect yourself from the possible consequences of such an injury.
You may not be able to prevent every accident at your home or office, but you can correct potential hazards. Create a safety checklist. Schedule a specific time to walk through the property and make sure there are no obvious areas of concern. Conduct any repairs that are necessary, or hire professionals to tackle the job if it’s too big for you to handle.
If you know of an existing problem that hasn’t been fixed yet, you have a responsibility to warn anyone who …