The winter season carries some inherent hazards at the workplace. This time of year can be a source of danger for businesses and property owners in terms of liabilities or business interruption. Engaging proper snow and ice removal service providers help keep your business safe from these winter hazards.
Being proactive, knowing how to deal with the hazards when they come, or avoiding them altogether is a survival skill everyone should acquire. Here are the top 3 common winter liabilities to avoid this season and how to keep safe.
1. Slips and Falls
Slips and falls are leading causes of injuries around the workplace and at home, and the consequence is high medical bills in terms of treatment.
To prevent slips, trips, and falls on your property, use rock salt or grit; it creates heat that helps in melting the ice and provides instant traction. Make sure you are applying deicing treatments to any surfaces or walkways on your property to avoid liability for injuries sustained on your property
2. Property Damage
The weather during winter is often unpredictable; winter storms, snow, high winds, and icy, slippery surfaces have the potential to cause damage to your property. Ice dams pose a threat to the exterior of your structures, leaks, and water shortage (due to frozen pipes) on-premises.
Rake out snow from your roof and around your building. Take time to clear weak branches and tree limbs that may snap and fall during a winter storm and cause property damage.
3. Business Interruption
Blocked entrances due to massive build-up of ice and snow can disrupt your business, as your clients and employees will be unable to gain access or find parking spots. It is important to invest in commercial ice and snow removal services to keep walkways and driveways accessible. You can shovel the snow yourself, but hiring a snowplow company will be much more efficient and allow you to focus on running your business. Just be sure to ask if they will carry the snow off your property, or move it to a different onsite location.
Investing In Professional Snow and Ice Removal Services
Do you know who is responsible for ice and snow removal during the winter months? You need to understand how to manage and maintain the property, especially the parking lot, driveways, and walkways. This can help you to avoid injuries and other winter liabilities on your property that may occur during the season.
Are you looking for dependable snow and ice removal to help keep you safe this winter? Strategic Grounds Management has been in the snow removal business for over 20 years and has the expertise to provide you with exemplary service. Contact us today to create a fruitful partnership this winter and beyond.