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Winter Accidents - Cars Crashing Into Businesses

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

When roads get icy or slushy, it’s more likely that there will be vehicular accidents. People lose control and slide all over the place. Whether the crash is just from sliding in that direction, or the person behind the wheel panics, it’s just as damaging.

This is definitely the time of year where measures should be taken to prevent complete property destruction and injuries from cars breaking through storefronts. There are things you can do to prevent worse damage, but the best thing you can do is train your staff on what to do and have a plan in place.

Prevention comes in a few forms. There are bars barriers that can be installed in front of exposed walls. These will provide an area that cars will be able to hit before they hit your wells and windows. You can also minimize the number of parking spots that are located near the storefront as well.

If a vehicle does go through a wall of your business, make sure your staff knows how to protect themselves and any customers that might be in the building. Make sure they know to avoid debris and any exposed electrical wires. Make sure emergency exits and first aid kits are easily located and accessible. There should be a contact list available so that managers, emergency contacts, and insurance contacts can be reached as they are needed.

The most important thing you can do is just to be prepared. If something happens and you wind up with a four-wheeled visitor, just remember that SERVPRO is here for the cleanup and restoration of your business.

For information on how we can help with a plan by setting up an ERP for your business, you can call us at:

SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County | 309-346-5600

SERVPRO® of Peoria | 309-637-7300

SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb | 309-342-0073



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