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How to Protect Your Business from Winter

How to Protect Your Business From Winter

Snow and ice pose a threat to your business, do the best you can to eliminate this risk from your business.

Snow and ice make beautiful nature documentaries but create terrible weather conditions for businesses and people alike. As a property owner or manager, it is up to you to make a reasonable effort to reduce the potential for injury to your employees, clients, and patrons. Any business that has foot traffic, no matter its size, can be susceptible to this danger and the associated liabilities that come with slips and falls. Make sure that your business is ready for the snow and protect your business from winter.

Parking Lot

The parking lot is where a majority of the snow and ice will accumulate, so it’s important that you take care of this issue first and then work your way in.
Adding salt to ice causes the water to melt due to the lower freezing point of salt water. When you purchase salt, make sure it is safe to use as unapproved salt can contaminate the water supply.
Additionally, put warning signs where potential falls could occur.

Stairs
It only takes a little ice and inattentive eyes for someone to take a tumble down a set of stairs. Add salt to your stairs, too, and place mats with plenty of traction to give people a good footing (and to keep lawsuits away from your business).

Entrance

You reduce the amount of snow and ice people track in your business, but you won’t be able to get rid of all of it. This is why you need quality mats that can efficiently absorb as much water as possible. Place “slippery when wet” signs around these mats and should any water start to collect, mop it up.

Being safe is crucial, but accidents can and will happen. Your business deserves to be covered, and you deserve to save money while protecting your business. To find the right business insurance that will protect and cover your company, be sure to contact Scavone Insurance Center, located in White Plains!

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