Why You Should Plan for Winter Now
With the summer coming to a close, most businesses look to the fall and prepare to close out the final quarters of the year. Though it may seem winter is still far away, the reality is that part of preparing to close out your year should also include a strategic plan for winter now to ensure your business can operate during future snow and ice events.
Most commercial snow and ice management contracts are actually negotiated during late Summer and early Fall. If you wait too long to think about winter planning, you risk not being able to have enough time to have your property evaluated and crew dispatch plans arranged. When it comes to snow storms, it’s never a question of “if it will happen this year” but more “when will it happen,” so it’s critical to a businesses success to ensure your winter planning is taken seriously.
Risks if you don’t plan for winter now
Climate change has made geographical weather patterns difficult to know far in advance and all it takes is one large snow storm to put a stop to your business. When parking lots are not plowed and ice covers the surrounding sidewalks of your site, it’s enough to disable your business for an entire week. Very few businesses can operate fine with a week of productivity lost and for most of them, a long break like that can’t risk putting it in a huge financial hole that may take the rest of the year to climb out of. Not to mention, the risks associated with injury or other claims if the snow and ice are not properly managed.
Of course there isn’t anything you can do to prevent a winter storm for arriving, but what you can do is properly preparing for it in advance – which is why at Sauers, we plan for winter now. Spend this fall season requesting snow removal proposals and working on creating an action plan that will ensure your business can function at full speed during the worst of winter.
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