Take extra precautions to keep visitors safe during the slippery winter season

Entrance mats can help reduce the snow tracked in.
Entrance mats can help reduce the snow tracked in.

The winter means it’s a particularly difficult to get around. While many people try to use as much precaution as possible when navigating the icy sidewalks, many forget how slippery the indoors can get due to excess moisture being tracked in from heavy boots. This is why it’s important to have entrance mats as soon as anyone walks through the door. This can help absorb excess moisture, reducing the chances of creating slippery floors.

According to Cleveland.com, you may also want to think about where extension cords are in your building, as this could lead to unnecessary spills. Also consider making sure your lobby, hallways and staircases are well-lit so people are able to easily navigate.

In addition to making a conscious effort to reduce the amount of moisture in your building, you should also make sure to look out for people who could be at a greater risk of falls. According to the Times & Democrat, one in four people over the age of 65 fall each year, with about 20 percent of those cases leading to serious injury. As a result, you need to make sure that you’re looking out for older individuals in particular when they enter your building.

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