PRESTWICH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2012) - As the days get colder and the leaves fall from the trees, businesses have been urged to prepare for the nippy spell - sooner rather than later.
According to whatishealthandsafety.co.uk, employers should invest in winter health and safety products before the cold weather hits and should check over last year's supplies. This, they claim, will keep staff, visitors and members of the public safe and will make for a happier workforce.
Matt Hornsby - a spokesman for the site said: "Winters in the UK are notoriously chilly. That's why we're urging people to buy everything they need for the coming months. This might mean ordering a few more sandbags off the internet, or it could mean digging out the liquid carwash to see if it's still usable."
He added: "Ice, sleet and snow can also make things particularly hazardous, so it's worth having a salt spreader lying around. This will stop car parks, walkways and steps from becoming too slippery and will ensure decking areas are safe to walk on. Employers should also think about buying a snow shovel (just in case) and larger organisations might consider a snow plough."
As well as topping up on supplies from a well-known company, whatishealthandsafety.co.uk is encouraging employers to carry out a risk assessment of their business - before winter hits. This will help protect people when the weather takes a turn for the worse and will ensure the worksite can deal with extreme conditions.
Hornsby commented: "With more cold weather on its way, now's the perfect time to safeguard your premises. Risk assessments are required by law, so grab a piece of paper and note down anything that could prove dangerous - particular during the cold months. Once that's done, make the adequate repairs in good time and enjoy a safe working environment".
Winter safety products can be bought online and are a necessary addition to any business.