Posted on: 1 November 2018
Having a gun in your place of business can be viewed as a matter of keeping your business protected, but even having guns on your property and kept in a safe should come along with a few safe practices. Take a look at three important rules to remember when you are storing guns in a gun safe in your place of business.
Unload your firearms before putting them in the safe.
Firearms really should not be stored with ammunition inside for long periods. As a matter of safety, it is best if the guns are unloaded before they are placed in any kind of storage. A lot of business owners who have a gun safe make the mistake of leaving their guns loaded at all times because they think they are going to be easier to use in an emergency. However, it is a better idea to leave the ammunition out of the gun and accessible or in a loaded gun clip for quick connection.
Only place firearms in the gun safe and retrieve them in privacy unless it's an emergency.
It is best to keep the gun safe in your business in a private area like a back office or private room. However, this is not always a possibility if you have a small business. Therefore, you do need to pay attention to who is around when you retrieve guns from the safe and when you place guns back in the safe. As a matter of fact, it is best if no onlookers know that you have guns on the premises at all. Take care to only retrieve or replace guns in the safe when you have the area to yourself. For example, if you have a convenient store and the gun safe is located under the counter, wait until the store clears before taking a gun out or putting it away.
Keep the gun safe stored in a safe area away from heat sources.
Most gun safes are tested to be resilient to heat up to a certain degree. Therefore, you should not have to worry about the gun safe being exposed to regular forms of heat, such as being parked next to a heat vent or near the bright sunlight of a window. However, it is important to keep your gun safe away from other types of heat. For example, you wouldn't want to place your gun safe somewhere where it would be near a boiler unit that produces a lot of heat.Share