Liability. It is something that businesses must think about when managing retail locations. Patrons will be in and out of your property and if injuries occur, your company could be held liable. Slip and fall injuries are a prime example. As the winter months are just around the corner, it is critical to plan how you will lower the chances of a slip and fall accident due to snow or ice on the property. By planning now, you will know exactly how snow will be managed and can act fast when a storm hits.
What Businesses Should Know About Their Liability
Not only do you want to keep your customers safe when they are on your property, but the law also requires it. There is an area of law known as premises liability, which obligates property owners to keep their premises safe and free of hazards. This responsibility is known as a legal duty of care. Walkways, parking lots and other outdoor areas on the property must be clear of snow to eliminate hazardous conditions for customers.
How to Reduce the Risk of Accidents
Promptness is key when reducing the risk of a slip and fall accident caused from snow. Many snow removal companies can quickly clear your property. However, you should take a proactive approach, meaning you have a snow management plan before the storm. Command7 takes an advanced approach to developing this plan. We monitor meteorological data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When a storm is imminent, we prepare the necessary resources to ensure your retail location is safe and accessible. Our crews are ready to take action and if you have multiple locations, we organize enough teams to cover each area.
We also offer Double Shield Insurance™. Through this coverage, we guarantee that you will not experience any financial loss, if there is a slip and fall accident resulting from snow or ice.
Command7 Has You Covered
Command7 works with national brands that operate multiple locations. We use patented processes and technology to ensure maintenance services are handled in a timely manner and the results are communicated. We make it simple to order the services you need to maintain your property. Learn more about what Command7 can do for your company by contacting us today for a free quote.