It is vital to take extra care when temperatures drop and adverse weather such as snow occurs. Whether your mode of transport is a motorcycle, car, van or truck, or you’re a pedestrian, it helps to minimise the risks by putting these safety tips into practice.
When snow settles and ice forms on roads, driving can become particularly hazardous.
Read BOC’s top tips for drivers when out and about in winter weather:
BOC Blog – 10 top tips for safe winter driving
When cold temperatures hit and ground conditions worsen, walking can become difficult. The frequency of slips and falls increases and exposure to the cold makes you more susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite.
To reduce these risks:
- Wear suitable and appropriate clothing and footwear.
- Identify icy/slippery ground conditions and always report ice patches to site personnel. If easy to do so, treat immediately.
- Be aware of the potential for melting snow and ice falling from above.
- Take extra care near vehicle washing areas where water will freeze overnight.