risk management: tip of the week

Securing a Snow Removal Company

Winter weather brings colder temperatures, which often mean snow and ice. At a self-storage facility, snow and ice can mean slippery walkways, wet floors, and roofs that need to be cleared of snow accumulation.

Consider contracting with a reputable, insured, and licensed snow-removal company. These companies contract with businesses to remove snow and ice from walkways, driveways, aisles, stairways, and rooftops as outlined in the terms and conditions of a written contract, for example, whenever at least two inches of snow have accumulated.

Don't wait too long to check this task off your list. These companies can be hard to find during a weather emergency. Be sure to request documentation of evidence of insurance and keep a copy of the contract with your written risk management plan.

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Mike Schofield

Mike Schofield
President & CEO

Member ARAN Insurance Services Group

10851 N. Black Canyon Highway, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85029