Keeping Workspace Buildings and your Business Running Smoothly in Winter – Officio
Winter Snow Office Buildings

Ways to prepare your workspace buildings for cold weather conditions.

How to ensure that winter doesn’t disrupt your business routine.

With snow rumoured to be on the cards again this winter, it is important to take some measures to ensure that your workspace buildings still run at their best.

Prepare for a Turbulent Commute

Firstly think about your morning commute as well as your journey back home. If you are driving into work take supplies with you. It may seem a little extreme but a blanket, some food and perhaps a hot drink as well as a hazard triangle will prove extremely handy in an emergency. It is also good to ensure that you have your mobile phone fully charged before going out on longer trips.

Getting winter tyres fitted to your vehicle could also avoid unnecessary and dangerous stranding on the way to your workspace buildings.

Hazard Triangle

Check for Delays and Disruptions

If you take public transport to and from your workspace buildings, check for any delays or disruptions. Use online updates to keep on top of the weather conditions, and travel sites to track delays or cancelations. Downloading travel apps on your phone will also keep you up to date on the move. The morning regional news will also show you the current state of the stations.

Secure your Workspace Building’s Surroundings

If you chose to get your daily exercise in through running to your workspace buildings it is equally important to take care. Building courtyards or outside areas need to be safe so that everyone can enter the building in one piece. Gritting all pathways and steps should avoid any nasty falls. If you have a workspace car park, this also needs to be gritted and excess snow removed so cars don’t slide or burrow.

Grit Box
from the bin, silly

Finally, with temperatures expected to drop greatly, it is important to bear the temperature of your workspace in mind. A cold office will result in uncomfortable employees and a low standard of work.