Winter Safety Series Recap
Here is a list of the tips we’ve covered in out Winter Safety Series! Are you Winter Ready????
Part I – Preparing Your Environment
Gear Up! Take time to inspect and ensure your gear is ready to go! Replace what should be.
Be Road Ready! Inspect and prepare your vehicle for winter roads. Plan your trips ahead and give yourself extra travel time.
Get the Kit! Never assume you won’t need a First Aid Kit or Emergency Supplies! Keep a separate kit in each vehicle or work location and replenish supplies as required.
Part II – Preparing Your Equipment
Cover Up! Make sure you are dressed for winter’s chilly days!
Stretch it Out!Reduce the risk of pulls or tears by stretching frequently.
Have a Plan! Review the steps you and your crew would take in an emergency.
Part III – Preparing Your Environment
Get Some Traction! Make sure you are dressed for winter’s chilly days!
Put it Away! Reduce the risk of pulls or tears by stretching frequently.
Don’t Park There Review the steps you and your crew would take in an emergency.
Be crosswalk safe!Always make eye contact with drivers before crossing the road and cross (where possible) only in designated areas.
Whether it’s at work or at home, winter requires us to pay a little extra attention to our environment. Are these hazards in your home/workplace?
Icy Walkways – Ice is one of winter’s biggest hazards. Less traction means more slips, trips and falls! Ensure walkways are kept clear of snow and ice and don’t forget to check regularly as conditions can change suddenly.
Obstructed Exits – After shoveling, or spreading gravel or salt, it can be tempting to drop everything at the door and head inside where it is much warmer. Take the extra few minutes to put items away and ensure that, in case of emergency, all exits are clear of any obstructions..
Improper Parking– It may be tempting to park in a fire or emergency zone while running an errand on a frigid day. Not only is it against the law, it is a major safety risk! In the event of emergency what might have seemed a minor faux pas can impeded the response time of Emergency Personnel putting lives at risk. It will NEVER be worth the risk… take time to park!
Crosswalks – Does your workplace, campus or neighborhood have well indicated crosswalks? Are they being used properly? Snowy and icy roads mean it takes a vehicle longer to come to a complete stop unexpectedly. Make sure you are crossing in a well lit and designated area. Make eye contact before crossing. If your crosswalks need extra signage or lighting speak with your employer, school or municipality. HAVE A SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE WINTER!!!!! WWW.KINGSSAFETY.CA
Remember, you always have a choice, but only you can decide to do it the safe way. The safe way is usually not the shortest or quickest way, but it’s your decision.
BE A ZERO HERO!
Every reasonable precaution should be taken to protect yourself and promote our ZERO ACCIDENTS culture.
PLEASE PLAN TO HAVE A SAFE DAY!