Preparedness is elemental in executing a successful ice and snow removal plan; knowledge and training are keys to preparedness.
Instead of trying to get more people to come the ISSA/INTERCLEAN trade show and fudging the numbers when they don’t show up, we should take the show to the masses via live streaming video on the Internet.
Oftentimes, snow and ice melt products are not purchased until they are required, which could be detrimental if you come to find your distributor's supply is low.
Because the ice melt industry is largely unregulated, there's nothing to prevent a manufacturer from adding small traces of additives to basic rock salt and claiming greater environmental benefits, creating a unique symbol that implies eco-friendliness, including "green" or "environmentally friendly" in the product name — or making other misleading claims without validation.
Aside from the exterior of your building, the parking lot is one of the first things any visitor sees; it is also the one part of any facility that passersby see, remember and base their judgments on.
Although facility managers are not expected to predict weather patterns, these individuals must be on alert when it comes to seasonal trends and safeguarding their buildings.
In March 2012, the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) assembled a slip/fall prevention workgroup to discuss ways in which cleaning and follow-up measurement can reduce the incidence of slips and falls.
Some building owners and managers are cognizant of the initial impression the façade of their facility provides, but many fail to focus beyond cleaning windows and repairing bricks and mortar.
Cleanliness impacts this impression and, depending on the parking lot's appeal, may determine whether or not a customer returns.