By Grainger Editorial Staff 10/22/19
Winter weather can range from moderate snow cover over a few hours to blizzards with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Winter weather can bring forth periodic storms that are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes wind, ice and freezing rain. Winter storms can prevent employees and customers from reaching your facility, leading to a temporary shutdown until roads are cleared. Heavy snow and ice can also cause structural damage and power outages.
Planning is the key to preparing for winter storms. Here are some key steps to your preparation:
Once the storm has passed, take stock of your facility:
It’s important to observe all safety precautions when preparing and dealing with a severe winter event. Once the storm has passed, it may be helpful to review your plan and make any adjustments based on what worked well and what procedures needs to be changed. View a checklist of items to help you prepare for and recover from winter storms.
The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business and/or activities and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.