risk management: tip of the week

Winter Weather Roof Preparation

Excessive snow load increases the potential for roof collapse and structural damage, so it is important to plan ahead to monitor and maintain roofs during winter storms.

Prior to storm season, provide cold weather safety training for employees and ensure that proper equipment is on hand to safely remove snow during extreme conditions. During storms, monitor snow depths at regular intervals paying close attention to areas where snow accumulates. Be sure to remove snow accumulation uniformly across the roof to prevent unbalanced loads. If you contract with a business to perform snow removal, be sure to request documentation of evidence of insurance.

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Make it a safe day!

Mike Schofield
President & CEO