Winter is fast approaching, and as a professional in the parcel delivery and truck industry, there are many new dangers you need to be careful of. There will be extreme temperatures, slippery roads and footpaths, as well as some dangerous weather conditions or storms. As truck drivers and hand-delivered package professionals, it is your job to maintain safety in and outside your workplaces. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
Parcel Delivery Security
Let's take a look at some security tips that parcel providers want to keep in mind when delivering parcels at their stop. First of all, when you need to take a package on foot, we suggest that you examine your walkway before attempting to deliver the package. Your road can be very slippery if it is covered by ice or snow, so it is important to remember to investigate instead of taking an unnecessary risk.
It is also important to dress appropriately and stay as dry as possible to maintain your body heat effectively and avoid hypothermia. We recommend that you dress in visible clothing so that you are not a safety hazard in areas with reduced visibility, always carry an emergency kit as a precaution and always keep some form of communication (eg a mobile phone) in an emergency.
Safety for truck driving
There are many changes in road conditions during this time of year that your drivers need to be careful about. As winter approaches, we suggest that if your vehicles need regular service, you get it done before the cold months hit. Maintenance such as checking your car battery and charging system by a professional mechanic is extremely important because if you were to die at the wrong time, you could be stranded in the cold.
Other things you may want to consider checking are your antifreeze levels, brakes, exhaust system, fuel and air filters, heating and defrosting systems, oil levels, turn signals and headlights and your windshield wiper equipment. With that said, we want to make sure your drivers pay extra attention behind the wheel and keep an eye out for ice patches, especially black ice because it can be so incredibly dangerous. For a quick printout to hang in your facility about safe winter driving practices, feel free to check out OSHA's winter driving safety handout.
Even if you take all the necessary precautions to prepare for the harsh winter conditions, you can never be too careful. We suggest that all companies have a professional insurance policy in place and at Paradiso Insurance we can help you do just that. We work specifically in the truck / package delivery space and understand your needs well. If you have any questions about your existing policy or would like to have an on-site business policy tailored to your business needs, call our parcel delivery team today at 860-453-0116 or send a message here and we & # 39; happy to help!