If you’re a business owner, snow doesn’t just bring the threat of lost business from people staying off the roads, it also brings the threat of injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, slips, trips and falls accounted for 800 workplace fatalities in 2015. Of course, these types of accidents can happen year-round, but in winter, when there’s snow and ice covering everything, a more hazardous environment, which increases the risk of worker injuries, is created. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported, in 2014, that there were 42,480 workplace injuries and illnesses involving ice, sleet or snow that required at least one day away from work to recuperate.
These incidents were the result of falls, slips or trips; overexertion and bodily reaction; transportation incidents; or contact with objects and equipment. Helping to prevent these types of accidents and fatalities from happening is what my company, Invictus, is here to do. As the leading snow management company in the Pacific Northwest, my team of professional snow fighters at Invictus uses our arsenal of snow management equipment, including heavy duty loaders, plows, snow removal equipment and ATVs, to maintain shopping centers and commercial properties in a safe and efficient manner through winter’s worst storms all year round. The team at Invictus wants to ensure that bad weather doesn’t stop businesses from operating at full capacity. In order to do that, our customers need their staff, and if their staff can’t get to work, don’t feel safe being there, or worse, get hurt at work because of the bad weather, their business is impacted. At Invictus, we help business owners operate uninterrupted no matter the weather, by using the most cutting-edge equipment to provide efficient and reliable property maintenance that ensures a safe, clean, attractive environment that we can all be proud of.
In addition to snow removal, our services also include eco-friendly de-icing and anti-icing methods that ensure there are no slips or falls on our customers’ property, while also ensuring our customers’ concrete and asphalt won’t be damaged. That’s because we use our proprietary products EcoBrine, EcoBrine Premium and EcoBrine Supreme, Vancouver’s only LEED compliant brine product, to keep our customers’ properties surfaces free from dangerous ice. EcoBrine is made up of road salt and CMA (calcium magnesium acetate), and is considered the most efficient de-icing sodium chloride product available anywhere. Don’t let bad weather hurt you, your employees, or your customers. Make sure you take the proper precautions and have plans in place for when snow and ice strike. Let my team at Invictus help keep your shopping center or commercial property a safe environment all year round.