Customer Slip and Fall Prevention

By far the most common general liability claim for financial institutions is the slip, trip, and fall event.

  • A customer slips on the ice in your parking lot.
  • A mortgage attorney falls on a wet entryway floor.
  • A pedestrian trips on the sidewalk in front of your bank.

Here are a few ideas on prevention…

-Don’t be stingy with the sand on icy walkways.

-Use appropriate walk-off mats in doorways:

  • 6-8 steps for dry conditions
  • 8-10 steps in rainy conditions
  • 10-12 steps in snowy conditions
  • Have dry mats available to change-out when the mats in use get too wet.

-Inspect the sidewalks for cracks and heaves. Repair hazards at once.