While you may proactively obvious business risks like theft or cyber attack, protecting against premises liability does not always get enough attention. Corporate signage is an injury and damage liability.
When not properly maintained, the sign can fall and lead to personal injury or property damage. Here are a few things to look for to determine what kind of risk your signage poses.
The older your sign, the more likely it is to need maintenance or attention. Worn-out materials need replacing, especially in older signs where the materials are not weather resistant. In addition to the physical condition, your sign may contain outdated information concerning your business or inadvertently violate ADA signage rules.
2. Visible damage
Over time, your sign may experience damage from wind, sun, rain or debris. While a worn-out sign often gives potential clients or consumers the wrong impression of your business, damaged signs may lead to less structural integrity for the unit. This could lead to falling debris or pieces.
3. Falling pieces
Signs with pieces broken pieces can lead to liability concerns of injury or property damage. Both interior and exterior signs could drop sharp pieces on patrons and cause lacerations, or signs could drop large chunks of material and damage parked cars. If you notice any sign with pieces missing, you have a liability concern to address.
Your business relies on its interior and exterior signage to create a welcoming and informative environment for any guest on your property. Your signage should also support a safe business environment and reduce premise liability claims.