SNOW REMOVAL & ICE MITIGATION
For many, Canada is synonymous with cold and snow. In fact, the city of Calgary sees an average of 54.3 days of snowfall and 50.7’’ of snow in a year. Snowfall can start as early as September and can last till May. Heavy snowfall can be a major hindrance getting in the way of smooth operation for Calgarians and local businesses.
Snow fall and ice accumulation is also a leading cause for unintentional injuries and can be at the source of many liabilities and lawsuits for businesses. A report from CBC indicates that Alberta’s rate of falls due to ice and snow is triple the rate of Ontario. The province has seen an average of 42.3 hospitalization per 100 000 population for a 5 year average (2011-2016).
While it is impossible to avoid all perils and losses, prevention starts with good planning. For over 10 years, Bravo maintenance has been helping Calgary businesses in making their premises safer through a solid snow and ice removal plans. This in turn helped those businesses reduce claims and obtain better protection from liabilities related to unintentional injuries.
• 24/7 weather monitoring
• Service provided as needed
• Snow plowing
• Sidewalk clearance
• Roadways and pathways
• Parking lots
• Black ice inspection
• Eco friendly Ice melt
• Never short on supplies
Snow and ice removal plan
TOP REASONS FOR A SOLID SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL PLAN
In 2020, over 3500 bankruptcies have been filed by Canadian businesses. A leading contributor for these insolvencies involve claims and liabilities filed against the companies.
Claims, liabilities and lawsuits against your company will affect its reputation putting at risk its ability to conduct business and its opportunities to expand its operations.
Claims related to injuries reflect on your business and the professionalism of those in charge of its operations
Fighting lawsuits will drive your focus away from achieving your business goals as they cost you time and money.
A positive experience of your staff, clientele and visitors contribute immensely in the success of your business
Your premise and capital goods ought to be protected against perils and losses
Injuries in Canada
According to Statistics Canada, 17 691 individuals died in 2018 due to unintentional and intentional injuries outside of of medical complications.
In Canada, in 2018-2019
– There were 225 208 injury-related hospitalizations (excluding medical complications).
– Unintentional injuries were the 8th leading cause of hospitalizations among all ages.
– Falls were the leading cause of injury hospitalization among all ages
– The cost of injury in Canada is estimated to represent and economic burden of $26.8 billion in 2010.
A vast number of these unintentional injuries arise from un-safe work environment or commercial space. Slip and falls arising from ice and snow represent a huge chunk in these statistics.
The CBC network reports that falls on ice seriously injure Albertans at triple the rate of people in Ontario. The province has seen an average of 42.3 hospitalizations per 100 000 people between 2011-2016 (Statistics Canada). These numbers represent the second highest in the country, right behind Saskatchewan.
RATE OF SERIOUS INJURY TO FALLS ON ICE
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