Is Your Business Ready for Cold Weather?

Is Your Business Ready for Cold Weather?

Here are some of the steps you should take to get your business ready for winter weather conditions.

If you live in a place that experiences extreme winter weather conditions, then you definitely need to prep your business for the onslaught. Here are some of the precautions you should take to get your business ready for winter weather hazards.

  • Slips and Falls

Winter brings rain and snow, and this means your employees and customers are likely tracking some water into your business. If your business has non-carpeted flooring, this water can increase the chances of someone slipping and injuring themselves on your business’s property. You can reduce your risk by placing a large mat by your entrance. This mat will help collect much of the water that people bring in from outside. You should also encourage your employees to mop up additional water frequently, and keep “wet floor” warning signs up at all times. Taking these precautions will lower your business’s chances of getting hit with a major liability claim.

  • Roof Damage

In extremely cold conditions, ice and snow can begin to accumulate on your business’s roof. This build-up can increase the stress on your building’s infrastructure, making you more like likely to experience roof damages or structural failures. Additionally, when the snow and ice melt, it can cause significant water damage to your business. The best way to prevent this property damage is by going up and clearing away ice and snow on a frequent basis. Just make sure that you do not attempt to do this when it is windy or stormy out, as this can increase your chances of falling and injuring yourself.

These are some of the steps you can take to protect against these two major cold weather risks. Want another way to keep your business safe? Make sure you have the proper business insurance protections in place. For assistance with all your commercial coverage needs, contact the experts at East End Insurance Agency today.

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