Dealing With Winter Weather

With the dark nights and short days comes the inevitable bad weather. Frost, ice and snow can all impact your business, but there are a few steps you can take to prepare for the wild winter weather.

Keep your heating on

There’s no doubt your heating will be on during the day to keep you and your employees warm, but leaving it running at a lower temperature outside of business hours can help to prevent pipes from freezing. 

Water expands as it freezes and the pressure on your pipes can lead to them bursting. Although it may cost a little extra to keep your heating on, it could save you time and money in the long run as repairing a burst pipe can be costly and could mean having to temporarily close your business.

Get the grit out

Snow and ice can make paths and pavements dangerous, so make sure you keep them clear and grit them regularly. Slips and falls can be painful for your employees and could be costly for you should a compensation claim arise. Make sure you’re proactive in keeping them clear.    

Snow day!

As pretty as it is, snow can cause chaos – especially if you’re trying to run a business. If you commute to work and could face delays due to the weather, who’ll open up for your employees? 

Enlisting the help of a key holding company is a smart move. Holding a spare set of keys, they can perform lock and unlock duties if you’re unable to reach the premises, meaning less downtime and no pressure to commute until it’s safe for you to do so. 

We offer a range of security services, including key holding. To find out more, call 0800 783 1025 or for a free no-obligation quote, visit our ‘Quotation Request’ page.

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