2751 Fifth Street
P.O. Box 231,
Berwick, La. 70342

Office: (985) 385-1546    
Fax: (985) 385-5840

8:00am - 4pm
Closed 12pm - 1pm

WinterSafetyTips

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We should also check for overloading of electrical outlets, and misuse of extension cords. Always check for candles left burning as a source of light in the event of major power outage.

 

The winter season also brings with it snow and ice storms. When the temperature starts dropping into the freezing zone, that's when you need to be prepared for the worst. Broken pipes, water damage, roof leaks, and slips and falls are claims reported during this time of the year. Here are safety tips for you and your maintenance employees to consider:

 

Keep trees and branches trimmed within the complex

 

In the maintenance shop, make sure you have several sheets of plywood for roof decking, roofing nails, tarp, and a roll of heavy gauge visqueen.

 

Make sure heat is left on in vacant units and/or at least the water is shut off and inside pipes drained.

 

Respond as soon as possible to damaged areas to reduce further loss of property and/or bodily injury.

 

Check sidewalks and parking lots to remove ice and broken limbs. Tape off these areas and/or barricade them if necessary.

 

To protect you from the cold, here are some personal safety tips to follow:

 

Dress in layered clothing and wear some sort of head gear/covering

 

Prepare your home and car for cold weather-such as safety kits

 

Before a winter storm hits, have a week's worth supply of food and water.

 

Have a battery-powered radio, a flashlight, and extra batteriesNever use cooking stoves as a source of heat. Heating fires are the second leading cause of all residential building fires, and using cooking stoves to heat your home contributes to this statistic. Not only will it cause fires, but it releases deadly carbon monoxide gases.

 

 Never use cooking stoves as a source of heat. Heating fires are the second leading cause of all residential building fires, and using cooking stoves to heat your home contributes to this statistic. Not only will it cause fires, but it releases deadly carbon monoxide gases.

 

 

 

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