The fall season is arguably one of the best seasons in the New England area (think: beautiful foliage, apple picking, apple cider donuts, pumpkin everything)! But with the new season comes a few safety risks for commercial facilities that can lead to serious consequences and injuries.
The most common injuries in the fall are, well, falls (pun intended). According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, falling down results in the most debilitating injuries. For commercial facilities, these injuries can happen both indoors and outdoors, meaning it is essential to keep all areas safe for employees and visitors.
Common reasons for falls include:
- Slick ground from wet leaves
- Early morning frost
- Low visibility from changes in daylight hours
- Wet floors by entrances
- Inadequate indoor lighting
- Loose flooring, carpet, and obstacles on the ground
Keep the following tips in mind to increase awareness and prevent injuries at your commercial facility:
- Place floor mats by entrances and high traffic areas to absorb moisture from foot traffic
- Make sure there is ample lighting by doors, steps, and other areas that require more precaution
- Make sure hallways, doorways, and other areas are clear of debris and cords
- Fix loose flooring and carpets that could cause tripping
- Schedule regular cleanings to make sure floors and other surfaces are clean, organized, and well-maintained
One of the main keys to keeping your office,medical facility, manufacturing and production facility or other commercial facility is to have a professional cleaning company like New England Cleaning Services, Inc. assist you in maintaining a clean and safe facility. We can improve your concrete floors to increase safety. We also make sure that proper signage is posted during cleanings to prevent injuries, and leave our client facilities healthy, safe, and clean. Our professional team is highly trained in all aspects of commercial cleaning and also provide a variety of project services to help improve your commercial space. Contact our Waltham, MA office at (781)890-2000for a free quote today!