Preventative Maintenance Can Limit Your Liability

February 27, 2017
1 min

During the winter, the chances of someone slipping and falling at your property – increases.  It is important to protect yourself from liability in case of an accident by your guests, employees, or customers.  Here are some ways to do that.



Have a Plan in Place

You should have a snow and ice removal plan in place before the cold weather sets in and the flakes start to fall. Know the areas that are most important and what equipment you have or will need.


Equipment Checkup

Check all of your equipment that has perhaps been in storage. Make sure everything is proper working conditon so that there are no surprises when you are ready to use the equipment.


Check Zones

Another aspect of limiting liability is to make sure the all of the areas around your property are safe. Take a walk around and look for unsafe areas or those that may need special attention. These may be areas such as; doorways, sidewalks, driveways or parking garages. Make a list of the one that require immediate attention and go from there.


Employee Knowledge

You cannot guarantee the safety of your workers, guests, or customers unless your employees have the proper training. Make sure they not only know how to handle the equipment being used but that they also have knowledge of how to handle accidents, slips, and falls by them or a custome.


Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance around your property ensures that everything stays in good working order and any issues are handled promptly.


Consider Professional Snow Removal

Profession snow removal makes sure it is done correctly and safely. If you have a lot of snow it can be unsafe for your employees to remove it, especially if it's on the roof top.


Read More:  Ensure You Stay Protected


These are just a few of the things that are imperative to take care of when freezing weather is imminent and preventative maintenance will help make sure that when you you are reveiwing your liability insurance you are covered, just in case the worst happens so you can be protected.


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