We have pleasure in releasing our latest Risk Management Matters guidance notes and supporting checklist covering winter issues, which we trust you will find of interest:
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Driving in snow and icy conditions can be dangerous and leads to increased incidences of accidents and claims. During these periods, it is recommended that driving be avoided unless a journey is absolutely necessary. If a journey is deemed to be vital, drivers should consider whether public transport would be a safer alternative. Otherwise, there are a number of key considerations and actions that will make the journey safer. These may be categorised as follows:
- Journey planning.
- Vehicle preparation.
- Emergency items.
- Driving style.
Winter Weather Precautions
Winter weather experienced across the United Kingdom shows the devastating impact snow, ice and low temperatures can have on businesses. Losses involve not only direct repair and replacement costs, but also loss of revenue due to business interruption and the possibility of employers’ and public liability claims following injury.
This guidance seeks to provide information on measures that may assist in minimising risks arising from:
- Burst pipes.
- Snow and ice.
- High winds.
Winter Weather Checklist