Shop owners have the responsibility to ensure the safety and security of their establishment. Precautionary measures such as CCTV cameras and a smartly designed floor plan decrease the risks of theft and overcrowding. However, for shop owners in New Zealand, earthquakes present a threat to an establishment’s structural integrity that needs to be addressed properly in order to prevent accidents that can negatively affect a company’s business performance.
New Zealand’s Seismic Activity
New Zealand is one of the many countries that is part of the Ring of Fire. This area, which is known for its volcanic belt and tectonic plate movement, makes the country vulnerable to frequent seismic activity. On average, approximately 15,000 earthquakes occur every year in New Zealand, with 100-150 of these large enough to be felt.
To adapt to the situation, the country’s construction industry uses innovative technologies designed to help buildings and other infrastructure to withstand frequent earthquakes. For business owners, particularly those in retail, the utilisation of earthquake-proof building materials and furniture is part of a business strategy that ensures the safety and durability of their establishments.
Choosing Sturdy Shelving for Your Shop
In retail, shelving systems play an important role in business performance. This system allows business owners to showcase their different products which, in turn, has the potential to attract customers into purchasing something. An ill-designed shelving system can create problems that are costly to solve. In the event of a strong earthquake, inefficient shelving often topples or breaks causing expensive damage to stock, as well as possible injury to staff and customers.
Choosing to invest in a sturdy, reliable, and smartly designed shelving system provides your shop with visual appeal and durability. Shelves made of timber or metal provide you with a robust system that is hard to break. Moreover, these robust materials have the ability to carry heavier goods without the risk of deforming even after long periods of use.
Securing Your Shelves with Seismic-Proof Parts
Aside from choosing the appropriate shelving system for your shop, the installation plays a major part in securing your shelves from earthquakes. Using specially designed shelving components such as wall strips and brackets have the ability to reduce the risk of your shelves from collapsing in the event of an earthquake. Additionally, these seismic-proof parts are crafted to be able to support large quantities of heavy goods which is advantageous for shop owners as these items often cause the most damage when they fall.
Shelving Shop Group Solutions
The Shelving Shop Group, through RMS, designs, manufactures and distributes shopfitting accessories that are designed to adhere to industry standards. With over 45 years of experience in display shelving, we have refined our products to better serve their purposes. We have taken New Zealand’s seismic conditions into consideration in designing and producing our wall strips and brackets to ensure that they can meet your safety and security needs. From planning to installation, we have a dedicated team of shelving experts available to assist you through the whole process.
To learn more about our products and services, call us on 0800 180 280 or fill in our contact form here: https://www.shelvingshopgroup.co.nz/contact-us/.