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Protect Your Service Center From Roll-In Risks

 
Q: How should my dealership manage fire risks in our service center?

A: As a dealership owner, you know having a busy service center helps maximize profitability. You also recognize that the equipment inside presents real risks when their service issues make them fire hazards.

Ask your customers if the units they bring in for service have exhibited any electrical, fuel, or hydraulic system problems.

Document
all indications of electrical, fuel, or hydraulic system symptoms on service orders.

Create a procedure to tag units with electrical, fuel, or hydraulic system issues so your service technicians are aware.

Secure machinery outside until your technicians can complete the necessary service work, to avoid leaving those units indoors after hours.
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Disconnect the battery when you need to leave a unit inside overnight or over the weekend, and have your service technicians document this step.

Never leave chargers connected to batteries overnight or over a weekend unless you’ve pulled the battery from the machinery.

Ensure
that your technicians turn any fuel shut-off switches to the OFF position after hours.
 
We’re committed to helping you protect your business by providing resources that can help you manage loss-producing situations and prevent accidents. Your customers depend on you to provide safe, reliable services – and you can trust us to help you meet those expectations. You can find additional resources at sentry.com.

As the endorsed P&C carrier for AED, Sentry Insurance offers great coverage options and services to meet your dealership needs. Eric Stiles is Sentry’s lead account executive responsible for maintaining the AED/Sentry relationship.


As the endorsed P&C carrier for AED, Sentry Insurance offers great coverage options and services to meet your dealership needs. Eric Stiles is Sentry’s lead account executive responsible for maintaining the AED/Sentry relationship. This is a paid endorsement. This document is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. No one should act on the information contained in this document without advice from a local professional with relevant expertise. Safety services are provided by a member of the Sentry Insurance Group, Stevens Point, WI. For a complete listing of companies, visit sentry.com. 73-676X                                                                     14002449 3/8/18

 

 

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