More than half of full-time U.S. workers — 52% — are dissatisfied with their employers’ prep efforts, wanting their company to be better prepared for a winter storm, according to a recent survey by FM Global. In fact, nearly a third of workers (32%) assign their employers a grade of C, D or F when it comes to preparedness for a major winter storm.
Some recommendations for beefing up a weather prep plan for the winter months:
- Plan for freeze-ups, even if in a climate where severe temperature drops are rare
- Inspect roofs for any weaknesses before a load of snow falls on them
- Have facilities staff on-hand during cold-weather events to periodically inspect the premises, and
- Have plans in place to maintain heat, particularly in the event of an operational shut-down.