Wet floors and slippery sidewalks are among the leading reasons people slip and fall. Such falls are especially hazardous to people over age 65, whose bones are more likely to fracture during a fall. Snow, rain, and ice compound the problem during winter.
You may believe slips are unavoidable, but there are preventive measures you can take. Here are some suggestions for reducing your church's risk of slips and falls:
Uneven surfaces can cause people to trip, especially when hidden by snow. Look for cracks and small holes in your walkways, steps, and parking lot. Repair them to prevent water from penetrating and freezing, which will cause larger cracks in the future. Turn downspouts away from walkways to avoid water and ice accumulation.
Make sure all steps have a securely fastened handrail and meet the standard building codes available from your county building department. Repair worn or damaged steps, and paint or mark the edges to differentiate the levels.
Keep the following supplies on hand in order to be prepared for spills and weather-related hazards:
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