Slip and Fall Safety Tips for Rainy Weather
Have you ever tried your best to avoid someone’s muddy shoe tracks or a trail of excess rain from an umbrella? Nobody wants to slip on someone’s water tracks. When it rains, it leaves damped sidewalks and puddles.
Here are precautions to avoid a slip and fall this spring season:
Wear slip-proof shoes or sandals: even though most pavements tend to be dry by the time the rain stops, there can be a time where you have a mini heart attack because you stop yourself from a fall. Without your reflexes, what would happen?
Slow your pace: if we are in a hurry, we tend to walk fast. But because our minds are with time we don’t pay attention to our surroundings. The floor may be wet from past pedestrians walking ahead. If the water piles up, it can cause a hazard for someone else.
Be careful with puddles and small wet spots: you would think because the sidewalk is dried up, it’s safe for kids to run around. A little secret—even a small spill can cause an accident. Be aware of your surroundings when you decide to have the kids walk the dog.
Handrails on stairwells are there for a reason: stairs should not be overlooked. They should have a bright lighting with non-slip coating on their steps. If there is a slippery spot or low lighting, report as soon as possible. Handrails are placed to help balance and keep people from falling. Use it to your advantage where there is inclement weather.