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How to Reduce Risks in the Valet Parking Industry

How to Reduce Risks in the Valet Parking Industry

The valet parking business is a risky one, with unique insurance needs. While it’s vital to make sure that you have the right type of San Francisco Valet Parking Insurance policy to cover employee theft, general liability, and other coverages for employees, it’s also important to protect your clients’ property; their vehicles.

Liability varies from state to state, but in most cases if a vehicle is damaged, the person driving it at the time will be the one to be held liable, which could very well be one of your drivers. How can you reduce your risks?

Instruct your Valet Attendants to Drive Slowly

This may seem like a no-brainer, but confidence can lead to overconfidence. This is especially true at busy times with lots of cars coming in and out. Attendants should always follow the same speed limits posted at the lot or facility, even going a bit slower if they are not obstructing traffic by doing so.

Require that your Attendants Wear Identifiable Uniforms

Your clients need to know whose who when it comes to driving their vehicle. Also in alignment with this, uniforms should be easily visible at night to prevent accidents.

Require Common Safety Procedures

Your drivers should always adjust the seats, mirrors, and steering wheel to their own comfort level and height requirement. Seatbelts should always be worn as well. This is true in any valet situation, even if the driving is only being done in a lot and the driver is not crossing busy streets.

These are just a few of the tips on how to reduce your liability risks in the valet parking industry. Operational awareness, adequate lighting, and weather safety are also factors that will help increase safety, and especially help reduce your San Francisco Workers Compensation risks.

At DiNicola, we understand the unique risks you face in the valet parking industry. For more information about our products and services, please contact us today at (855) 247-1912.

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