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Avoid Slip and Fall Accidents

Homeowners and businesses should consider what would happen if someone slipped and fell on their property. As a property owner or tenant, you have a legal obligation to maintain your premises and ensure anyone on your property is safe. If not, you could be found liable for any injuries.


Your best protection is to avoid accidents in the first place. Make sure you inspect, repair, and document the state of your premises on a regular basis.


Inspect your property regularly and repair uneven surfaces such as cracks as soon as possible to eliminate tripping hazards. Check your steps and handrails for damage and mark any potential hazards clearly to warn people entering your property while under repair. Place warning signs to mark any slippery areas inside and outside your building or home and remove any spills as soon as possible.


Remove snow on your property and sidewalks or consider hiring a professional snow removal company to comply with bylaws and maintain safe access to your home or business. Make sure you have enough salt and gravel to keep icy pathways and parking lots safe during the winter season.


Any debris or items left on the ground, inside or outside your property, can easily cause slip and fall accidents. Make sure walkways and floors are always clear and ensure your property has adequate lighting. Consider non-slip flooring and advise visitors to wear appropriate footwear. Every business should establish and follow an inspection and maintenance policy.


For slip and fall accidents, a small repair or brief inspection can save you a lot of time and money down the road.


Make sure you review your insurance policy and contact us if you have any questions or would like to review your liability coverage.
 

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