If you want to avoid slips during El Niño and other weather related issues, use this information.
El Niño has significantly altered weather patterns across the country. From record-breaking snowfall on the East Coast to heavy rains in the west, we’re seeing this system create more precipitation. Is your construction site ready? Use this guide to avoid slips and other hazards during El Niño on all of your job sites, no matter what weather comes your way.
If your job site has snow or ice, you need to consider steps to prevent slips and falls. Make sure all of your employees have proper footwear with good traction and know how to walk to minimize slip risk (i.e. with small, shuffling steps like a penguin).
Also, equip them with proper protective gear, including heavy jackets, water-resistant gloves, and other warm layers. Then, ensure that everyone on your team knows how to how to properly remove show, whether that means using the right posture when shoveling snow or safely using a snowplow.
When the weather turns wet, it’s harder to grip equipment. Provide your employees with gripping gloves so they can keep their handholds. Also, make sure they have shoes with good traction so slippery walkways don’t create a significant hazard.
Consider investing in polyethene sheets to lay over your construction materials so they won’t be damaged by the moisture from the rain as well.
For all weather
Make sure you have a contingency plan in all of your construction contracts so that you can protect yourself if your project experiences delays as a result of the weather.
If you’re using this guide, you probably care about protecting your work by taking steps to avoid slips and other risks. We also want to protect your work, and we can do exactly that with wrap-up insurance. This policy protects project owners, subcontractors, and contractors so that everyone can rest easy knowing they’re covered. For protection for all of your upcoming builds, contact Nahai Insurance Services today.