Winter in New England is no fun if you manage commercial real estate. Brutal winter weather and longer-than-normal seasons can cause interruptions in service and exponential concerns for tenant and employee safety. ELM knows that facilities large and small depend on proactive measures in order to stay open for business and keep parking lots and pavements liability-free.
Our 10-step playbook for winter ensures your safety:
- Keeping our professional commercial equipment in quality condition and using specialized machinery that delivers versatility, functionality, and safety.
- Implementing snow and ice control practices that establish priorities for how removal is accomplished.
- Choosing appropriate and sustainable ice melting options, liquid chloride-free products, and salting strategies that balance environmental responsibility with cost, utility, temperatures and conditions.
- Having a risk management, snow and ice removal plan in place to assure that commercial properties have adequate protection for weather events.
- Eliminating slip, trip and falls on sidewalks and pavements by keeping sidewalks, parking lots and ADA access ramps free of snow and ice accumulation.
- Evaluating drainage issues and wet walking surfaces across pedestrian areas.
- Deploying a highly-trained ELM snow team led by SIMA (Snow and Ice Management Association)-certified advanced snow professionals and equipment operators who practice emergency drills and train in the off-season.
- Using proprietary weather forecasting software to assist in anticipating dangerous storm conditions and clean-up needs.
- Having an emergency storm response team available 24/7.
- Having a communications plan to provide you with critical guidance when needed.
ELM is proud to be named one of Snow Magazine’s snow leaders for 2018, and proud, too, of our commitment to the professional organizations that drive continuous learning and improvement: Snow and Ice Management Association, the Accredited Snow Contractors of America, and community-wide business councils throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut, where we can be an advocate for landscape and grounds safety.
For information on ELM’s snow operations policies, programs or risk management protocols, contact President, Bruce Moore, Jr. at 203-316-5433.