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Winter Is Coming… How Can You Stay Safe this Season?

With snow and ice coming to the Raleigh area this upcoming weekend, we thought it would be appropriate to think about Winter Safety in Raleigh.  Here’s a tip for both you and your tenants to be safe: Walking safely on ice and snow is hazardous and a major concern for many. So, learn how to walk like a penguin.

Walk Like a Penguin

Being safe while walking on ice is key.  But how do you walk on ice?  Luckily, recently I came across the following safety/prevention tip at work: “Slip, Trip, Fall Prevention…if you must walk on ice: Walk Like a Penguin”.

  • Pay careful attention
  • Point feet, bend slightly with knees loose and walk flat footed
  • Extend arms away from side to maintain balance
  • watch where you are going and use small steps
  • Allow plenty of time to reach the destination
  • Avoid boots/shoes with smooth soles or heels or fashionable high heel boots; Instead, use footwear with traction
  • Be careful getting in/out of the vehicle; Use the vehicle for support
  • Stay on designated walkways and look ahead when walking.
  • If you lose balance, tuck into a ball and keep your head and face away from the fall

Want to learn more about rental property safety?  Contact Real Property Management Excellence, the leading Raleigh, NC property management company that is here to guide and support you.

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