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It’s never too early to start preparing for the winter! Even if you’ve yet to see snow and ice, it’s important to be prepared for when the cold comes through. This is particularly important if you’re planning an event or gathering with lots of people. At Jeremy Swenson consulting, we’ve seen too many people neglect the preparation phase and end up in trouble.
Without careful slip and fall expert prevention and planning, a common accident like slipping on the sidewalk could lead to big legal troubles. Data shows that slip and fall incidents increase over the winter, partially because people do not prepare for it.
Instead of doing that, why not take some advice from Swenson Consulting, experienced event management and slip and fall expert? We’ve seen what not to do, so we also know what to do!
Here are 7 slip and fall expert prevention tips for your next winter event.
Slip and Fall Prevention Tips
1. Check and stock up your vehicle for storms
If you’re driving a lot during the winter, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is prepared for storms. You can do this in two main ways:
- Check your vehicle before driving. See if all your fluids (oil, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, gas) are all topped up. Consider bringing chains with you if you don’t have good winter tires.
- Back an emergency kit for your car, including salt or sand to melt ice, blankets to keep warm, food and water, and other emergency items. This article has some excellent advice on what to do if you get stuck in your car during the winter.
2. Implement a regular grounds maintenance service
Whether around your house, business, or event location, make sure the grounds and area around your building are kept clean and safe. This includes:
- Regular application of salt or sand for ice
- Regular and emergency snow shoveling
- Checking for cracks or damage in the sidewalk
3. Check windows and insulation
Over time, windows and insulation are not as effective in keeping out cold air. So, check your windows and insulation on an annual basis to ensure they are sealing properly and working effectively. If needed, replace or upgrade to a higher-quality option.
4. Inspect weather stripping around doors
Along with your windows, check out the doors in your home or business. Check that the weather stripping is intact and sealing properly. This can make a big difference in keeping the cold air out and warmth in.
5. Have your roof checked
Like windows and doors, it’s important to regularly check out your roof to ensure it’s in good condition. Consider hiring roofing experts to inspect it for leaks or damage before you enter the winter.
6. Keep up regular heater maintenance
Your heater is your best friend in the winter! Ensure it’s working by having a technician come and check it out so that it works well throughout the entire cold season.
7. Make sure you have the right tools
Don’t wait until the last minute to purchase supplies and tools that you might need for the cold and ice. Pick these tools up in advance:
- Backup generator
There you have it! Everything you need to do to stay safe this winter with slip and fall expert prevention and planning. If you have any questions or want to consult with experienced event management snow experts, contact us at Swenson Consulting today!
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