Winter isn’t just about holidays and sweater weather, it’s also about ensuring that your business, employees and clients are safe when those snowy, frosty days hit. We wanted to share some tips on how to get your business prepared to weather any storm.
Ice — you either see it or you don’t, but just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Black ice isn’t more slippery, but its lack of visibility makes it much more dangerous. Prior to storms, salt or sand your stairs, walkways and pavement to avoid any accidents
Have a back-up generator — power outages happen and can occasionally take some time to get resolved. Having a generator will guarantee running water, heat and electricity even if your regular power goes out. This can be beneficial in protecting your pipes! If your building gets below 32 degrees, you run the risk have your pipes freezing and potentially bursting.
Do you have company cars? — ensure that each company vehicle has proper emergency provisions. This means they have flashlights, batteries, water, non-perishable snacks, and blankets. That way if an employee gets stuck in a storm or something happens to the vehicle, they are safe.