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Sentry Guides to Reducing RiskSentry Guides to Reducing Risk: Industrial equipment dealers face unique safety challenges and exposures. Sentry Insurance's "Safety Solutions" can help you develop or enhance your safety program and establish basic safety policies.

Product and Service Safety
The quality and safety of products and services are the most critical connection between your dealership’s livelihood and customer satisfaction.
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Business Continuity Planning
Today’s industrial equipment dealerships are extremely capital intensive in terms of equipment, machinery, building, raw product and materials. Protecting assets and staff should be a priority.
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Hazardous Materials Safety
While most hazardous chemicals in industrial equipment dealerships are primarily associated with service, body repair or painting operations, a thorough inventory of all materials used throughout your dealership should be conducted.
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Emergency Preparedness and Response
Emergency situations can impact the operations of industrial equipment dealerships at any time.
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Keeping Dealership Conditions Safe
Today’s industrial equipment sales and services operations are often integrated into a single building layout, incorporating the esthetic appeal of the sales showroom and the functional needs of the service shop.
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Protecting Equipment Assets
The security and protection of equipment inventory is a major loss control concern for industrial equipment dealers. Sentry’s recommended procedures for asset protection focus on location of equipment, monitoring premises, perimeter security, situational procedures and key and internal controls.
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Reducing Rental and Leasing Losses
Renting and leasing machinery is often a significant part of an industrial equipment dealer’s business.
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Rental/Lease Confirmation Form
Sentry has developed this form to help dealers proactively manage (and document) the liability risks associate with the growing rental market. With minimal customization, this form is ready for member use in all rental transactions.
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Controlling Employee Vehicle Use
These common scenarios show how company- and employee-owned vehicles are typically used in industrial equipment dealerships.
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Employee Safety in Your Dealership
Few business expenses have skyrocketed like the cost of health care. That’s why it’s important to manage the safety and health of your employees.
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Avoiding Unlawful Employment Practices in Your Dealership
Industrial equipment dealers recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining quality employees to ensure the success and longevity of their businesses. While the immediate goal is hiring quality employees, there are a number of risks in the employment process, including discrimination and sexual harassment.
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To help dealers develop guidelines and procedures to prevent your risk of unlawful employment practices, the following templates can be customized to reflect your own practices:
   -- Procedures
   -- Policy Statement
   -- Acknowledgement
   -- Counseling Form

Reducing Employee Dishonesty
Employee dishonesty is a serious risk for industrial equipment dealers. To minimize this risk, Sentry’s recommended procedures focus on cash and check handling, employee theft prevention, company records, communication, auditing and security.
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