risk management: snow removal companies are risk managers

How Snow Removal Companies are Really Risk Managers

Depending on your background, you may or may not give much thought to the area of Risk Management. If you own, manage, or operate your own business, however, it’s important that you take such factors into consideration.

According to the experts, there are actually five basic steps toward proper Risk Management:

  1. Analyze: You must identify risks.
  2. Avoid: You must determine your company’s liability for each risk and make adjustments.
  3. Reduce & Transfer: You must have proper insurance to lower risk and transfer expenses.
  4. Prepare: You must prepare contingency plans to deal with potential fallout.
  5. Control: You must monitor and adapt to new risks.

For businesses in the Grand Rapids and Lansing areas, possibly the greatest risk factors at this time of year are ones brought on by snow and ice. Both big and small storms are common, and accidents and injuries resulting from extreme weather can lead to property damage, service interruptions, employee or client injuries, possible loss of personnel, and other unfortunate situations.

That’s why it’s valuable to look at snow removal companies as risk managers. We all know that roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, and walkways can become danger zones both during and after storms. By keeping your grounds clear of hazards brought on by accumulated snow and ice, a snow removal company can help mitigate risk, both for you, your employees, and your customers.

If you live in the greater Grand Rapids or Lansing area, it’s important that you prepare well before storms to ensure that you’re protected. 

As part of maintaining our ISO 9001/SN 9001 Certification, Sneller Snow & Grounds needs to prove to an independent 3rd party auditing firm that we have the appropriate processes in place to manage risk for our clients and ourselves, that we follow them, and that we make continual improvements to them. Contact us to learn more about how this can directly benefit you.

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