Be prepared this winter

Over the last few weeks there’s been a definite chill in the air, and that can mean only one thing—winter is definitely on its way. Given the freezing temperatures we’ve had over the last few years it’s important for any business to start getting prepared, ensuring your environment is as safe as possible in even the coldest of conditions.

Salt bins and spreaders should be at the top of the agenda. It doesn’t matter how big or small your premises may be, the cold can still have an impact—any paths, car parks, bicycle storage areas or external spaces can quickly freeze over to cause a serious hazard to your employees and the public at large, so making sure you’ve got suitable gritting kits in place should be a top priority. You might need a simple salt bag and a spade, you could need grit bins or a complete winter preparation kit with salt spreaders included, and don’t forget about the all-important snow shovels. You need to be able to clear a space to your premises should the snow set in, so being properly prepared is vital.

You might want to think about giving your lockers an upgrade too. If you use an external locker system you’ll need to make sure you’ve got a solution that can withstand the toughest of conditions, so it could be time to take a closer look at your current options. It’s all about being ready for anything the weather could throw at you, so make sure to get your supplies sorted and you’ll be totally prepared this winter.