During the cold weather months there are many things that can affect your business if they are not handled properly. We have complied a list of quick and easy steps to follow before and during the winter season. Complete this guide before the winter weather hits to ensure the safety of your business and your employees.

  • Update or Review Security Systems: It is always important to be aware of security procedures for your business, and during the winter months it is great to review these with your employees. The holidays are a busy time for a lot of businesses, so it is important that everyone is aware of what to do in any given emergency situation. 
  • Improve Lighting: As the days get shorter, it is important to make sure that the areas in and around your business are well lit for not only your customers, but your employees. Having a well lit parking lot is important for employees who arrive early in the morning and in the evening, when it is already dark outside. 
  • Maintain Outdoor Areas: In the event or a snow or ice storm, it is very important to keep outdoor areas clear. Shoveling snow or putting salt down to prevent ice will keep you, your employees, and your customers safe.
  • Take Caution to Prevent Injury or Illness: During the winter season the flu often goes around and is very contagious. Be sure to post signs that your employees must wash hands before returning to work, and make sure that all areas that are common for spreading germs are being cleaned regularly.

Follow these simple tips to have a worry-free and safe winter season!