We’ve had some cold days as of late here in Fort Collins, and more snowy days are undoubtedly just around the corner. While snow is certainly beautiful to look at, snowy roads and sidewalks are the cause of many preventable accidents. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with a few important safety tips you can use to keep yourself safe this winter.
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How to Stay Safe This Winter
Shoveling promptly is one of the best ways to keep yourself, and others, safe during the winter. Many people avoid shoveling in the morning with the intention of shoveling later in the day, but waiting to clear your property until the snow completely stops makes it much more difficult, and exhausting, to get the job done. Instead of spending your entire evening chipping away at built-up snow piles, shovel once in the morning and then again in the evening.
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Building on the previous section, it’s important to avoid injuring yourself while you shovel. Clearing snow is often strenuous, so keep yourself safe with the following tips:
- Stretch before you begin
- Take a break if you feel tired
- Maintain a straight back and lift with your legs
- Drink plenty of water
- Wear boots that are designed for icy conditions
- Be careful of objects that may be hidden beneath the snow
Remember that while clearing your property is important, it’s not worth hurting yourself in the process.
Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls
Slip-and-fall accidents are far too common in the winter. Whether you own a local business or a home in Fort Collins, you can do your part to keep others safe by liberally spreading a de-icing agent around your property as you shovel. Additionally, make sure that you’ve placed rugs or runners on non-carpeted surfaces to prevent slips from occurring indoors.
As a Coloradan, you know how bad the roads can get during the winter. The best tip we can give you is to stay home if the road conditions are poor, but we also understand that driving in the winter is a necessity. If you absolutely must go out in poor conditions, give yourself plenty of time to drive slowly and cautiously. Use the following tips to stay safe on the road:
- Check that your tires have sufficient tread for the season, and replace them if they don’t.
- Leave plenty of distance between yourself and other vehicles.
- If you get stuck, don’t spin your wheels. Call for help, or rock your vehicle back and forth.
- Keep a shovel, ice scraper, and a de-icing agent in your vehicle.
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We hope that these tips will help you stay safe this winter. Contact Advanced Landscaping & Sprinklers, Inc. to learn more about our Fort Collins snow removal services!