It’s cold outside, Winter is here!

It’s cold outside, Winter is here!
Posted on December 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

Print This Post Print This Post

Winter is here! Now is the time to prepare your buildings and properties. This time of year always brings specific risks like frozen pipes, snow build-up and increased opportunities for slip and falls. We wanted to share some helpful hints to help you get ready for this season. Take the time to prepare your office, ReStore or construction site, and you’ll be able to decrease risk this winter!

  1. Come up with a plan! 
    Start a Winter Emergency Team to respond when snow and cold weather starts. Maintain a list of contractors to call when there is an emergency, for example, heavy snowfall or frozen pipes.
  2. Have your Heating Systems checked
    Over a third of all property damage insurance claims occur from frozen pipe bursts. So, make sure to check your entire heating system components (boilers, piping, burners, and controls) before any cold weather occurs.
  3. Ensure Proper Indoor Temperatures 
    Maintain your temperature inside to at least 45 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid freezing any pipes. Be sure this temperature is consistent in the building including areas where heat does not circulate.
  4. Keep Salt and Sand on hand
    Use salt and sand in parking lots and other areas of high traffic when snow or ice is in the forecast.

If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our safety team at habitatsafety@locktonaffinity.com.

 

comments powered by Disqus

Sorry, that passcode is incorrect.

Submit

Online Training Course Instructions

Read this entirely before proceeding to a training course.

Access Code: W8NAEBTG

Recommended Courses

  • You are Exposed: General Affiliate Safety
  • Fall Safety
  • ReStore Safety & Loss Control
  • Volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity Job Site

Take Training Course Now
Instructions
  • After reading these instructions in their entirety, click on Take Training Course Now.
  • In the Employee Access Code box enter: W8NAEBTG and press Submit. This is the code for all Habitat affiliates and volunteers to use.
  • The Safety Courses catalog screen offers a diverse selection of safety courses, including four Habitat-specific courses. Course completion time ranges from 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Click the name of the course you wish to take. The course loads and starts automatically. When the presentation has ended you will be prompted to take a Quiz.
  • Upon completion of the Quiz, you’ll be given your accuracy score, indicating Pass or Fail.
  • If you Fail, you may log in again and re-take the course at a later time
  • If you Pass, you will be directed to a course completion screen. On this screen enter your First Name and Last Name in the appropriate fields. In the Location field enter the Habitat affiliate name you are working with.
  • Course completion information is provided to HFHI, the program administrator and program underwriter.