Dog Friendly Office Project Point 13: Preventing Damage to Company Property

In the spirit of ‘Enriching the Workplace with Your Dog" at free stitch, we started the ‘Dog Friendly Office Project’ in September 2019. 

Since then, we have listened to the feedback from our customers about how their workplaces view bringing pets to work and we have created a set of guidelines for our staff who come to the office with their pets.

Through a series of blog entries, we hope to expand on and explain some of the reasoning behind the guidelines that we created in the consent form. 

In our previous blog posts, we explained some of the logic behind setting the rules written in our guidelines for bringing pets to work. In our following series of blogs, we would like to focus on some of the precautions we should take while your pet is with you in the office. 

In our last post, we reviewed the fourth point of the office guidelines; 'if you need to leave the designated pet area without your pet, please leave them in a playpen or ask another member of staff to supervise your pet'.

In this blog, we will examine rule 5 of the office regulations; ‘be careful not to damage the building furniture and fixtures, etc. If any damage occurs, you may be required to bear the cost of repair or replacement’.

It may not be necessary to explain this guideline in detail, but damage to furniture and fixtures can result in injury to pets and staff. Naturally, the chance of incurring damage to furniture in pet-friendly offices is higher than average so it is even more important to decide and limit access to certain areas of the company premises to pets. Fixtures, such as wires and exposed electrical ports, should be secured and covered to prevent accidents.

In the next post, we will look at point 6 of the office regulations; ‘restrictions placed on pets is at the discretion of the management staff according to their level of discipline and training’

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