By Vince Del Rossi
The holiday season is upon us, which means parties and gift-giving.
People storm the retail stores, shopping for a perfect gift. They line the grocery store checkout lines, carts filled with enough food for an army. For many stores, this is their most lucrative quarter.
However, what many storeowners don’t realize is that these are also the months when the risk of injury on company property is more likely to occur. The lack of walkway safety with the combination of icy weather conditions and heavy foot traffic increase the chances of an employee or holiday shopper slipping and falling, which can be a costly setback for a business. Not to mention that if a person or his/her child were to fall, they might have to spend the season injured or even in a hospital.
No one wants to be away from loved ones this time of year, and business owners do not want to have a lawsuit on their hands.
The solution to preventing this problem for retail store owners is as simple as checking your string lights to make sure they work before putting them up. (If you’ve used them in your decorating, you know exactly what we mean!) Use proper entrance matting in your facility.
Health Mats is the walkway safety and mat rental expert for your local business in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland, and we understand the weather hazards of this season. Trust us to keep your employees and customers safe this season with matting specifically designed to combat winter elements and eliminate falls.
From everyone at Health Mats, we wish you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!
Vince Del Rossi is the owner and president of Health Mats, a walkway safety solutions company based in Chester. Health Mats has 49 years of experience serving commercial properties large and small throughout Greater Philadelphia. Its business development team works together to provide a comprehensive solution that includes floor matting and facility products and services for your buildings.