No man is an island, John Donne wrote in 1624. This also applies for ag retailers. As members of their local communities, dealerships need to work on educating their neighbors regarding the safety and security practices they use to protect their property and those around them. Below you will find photographs taken at various dealerships around the country that illustrate a thorough understanding of this principle.
Key Points To Consider:
A. If a dealership regularly handles hazardous materials, these should be kept separate from the rest of the facility and checked regularly for safety lapses.
B. To deal with unexpected events or emergency situations, retailers should have spill kits on site and train their employees in the proper use of the items in these kits.
C. Cleaning up the facility grounds should be performed on a daily basis. Retailers should also consider having a recycling program in place to help recover used containers in their communities.
D. Reaching out to the community is also a good idea. Sponsoring local events or activities should be considered, along with holding community meetings at the facility.