Identify The Areas Used By Pedestrians That Are Most Likely To Be Affected By Ice And Take Action Now
Entrances to buildings, walkways, shortcuts and car parks. These will all be affected and need to be regularly monitored. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and if it approaches freezing then grit the paths as night falls or early in the morning before employees arrive, is another top winter health and safety tip.
Raise Awareness Of Winter Driving Hazards
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA, issues an excellent Safer journey planner which provides advice on driving in adverse conditions. In addition to this remind staff to ensure their vehicles are prepared for the winter weather: Lights are fully operational, the battery is fully charged, screen wash is the right concentration, tyres are in good condition and brakes are working well.
Help Keep Your Staff Fit And Healthy
There are plenty of illnesses that are exacerbated in cold weather. The NHS has listed 10 winter illnesses and provides tips to help combat each one, but in short ensure your staff are keeping warm (in the workplace and at home), drinking enough fluids and getting enough rest.
For More Winter Health And Safety Tips Have A Look At The Following:
NHS – Stay healthy this winter
HSE – Icy conditions and winter weather
RoSPA – Winter safety
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We hope you enjoyed our Winter Health & Safety Tips article and it helps keep you safe this winter.