When winter weather threatens, be extra careful with entering and exiting buildings and vehicles.
What is the risk?
When we enter and exit buildings we may be at extra risk of slipping and falling. When getting in and out of a vehicle our center of gravity shifts and may not be fully under our feet. When exiting a building we may be surprised by the change in traction outside. When entering a building we may bring wet conditions to floors, making them slippery.
What can you do?
- Use handrails for support.
- Use your vehicle for support.
- Try to keep your center of gravity over your support leg.
- Remove snow and water from shoes when entering a building.