Ensure safe walkways: Clear holes, rocks, debris. Smooth curbs, sidewalks. Highlight level changes with yellow paint for visibility.
Ensure proper illumination in parking lots during off-hours. Well-lit areas in early mornings or late evenings enhance visibility for vehicles and paths. Adequate year-round exterior lighting is crucial for nighttime usability.
Handrails or guardrails should be installed at level changes and for the stairs and ramps. Make sure they are stable and at the appropriate height.
All entrances, exits, pedestrian crossings, and parking areas should be signposted clearly. Landscaping and signs should not block driver visibility.
Combat standing water problems. Risky for pedestrians, vehicles and ice formation. Maintain drains away from walking zones for safety.
Make sure that you have a reliable contract with a local snow removal company to make sure the parking lots and sidewalks are free of snow and ice.
A small investment parking lot safety for your business can help to avoid disasters. To find out if your business insurance is ready for the worst, call CAV Insurance Agency.