Handling office lockouts03/31/2015 Back To Blog
An office lock out is an oversight that would prove to be most detrimental to any business establishment. Without access to the office, its employees and workers won’t be able to perform any of the requisite tasks that would enable everyone to earn for that day. The reason for a lock out may be due to carelessness or oversight on the part of those responsible for the key, and may be remediable to certain degree.
What to do during an office lockout
The first thing to do during an office lock out would be to ask the person in charge of the keys whether or not he or she has a spare lying around somewhere. Usually when a lock out occurs, the original keys are either left at home or misplaced. At the very least, a key left at home can be accessed and the office would be able to open after the person goes back for them. However, in cases where the keys are misplaced or lost, other solutions must be considered to resume ordinary business operations.
Still, there are other ways to access an office in case of an unfortunate lockout. Truly resourceful leaders would always allocate a spare key to the HR officer or to someone in the management in case lock outs like these occur. It would not hurt to call the management and inform them, just in case they have a spare key that could open your office or establishment. Just make sure that this does not become a habit or your job might be at stake for poor performance!
Alternative ways to gain access to your office
When all else fails, however, do not attempt to break in the door just to get access to your office. Do not ask anyone to climb the side wall and attempt access through the window. For one thing, that would be dangerous and there would be liability in case any injury should befall that person who attempts such feat. Breaking down your door would also be unwise because it would cause more damage to you, literally and in terms of expenses. Besides, gaining access through windows or forcing the door open might give people the wrong impression about the security of your establishment, giving them ideas in case there are impressionable people who would attempt to perform illegal acts.
The best way to go about an office lock out when all alternatives fail is to hire our professional locksmiths. They are expertly trained and well equipped to handle and lock related problem in a matter of hours at the very most without damage to your doors or access ways.
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