Have you ever asked your employees for their feedback on the traction aids and ice cleats that you buy for them?
If you have never done this, you are missing out on some very important information. This is one of the most critical and most often forgotten ways to increase employee buy-in. You will learn what is working well – and what is not – with the current ice cleats you provide to reduce winter slips and falls. Additionally, you will be building morale and reinforcing the notion that you care about employee safety.
With winter still on everyone's minds, now is the perfect time to do a quick recap with your employees regarding ice cleat usage. Keep your questions short and objective and the information you collect will be invaluable. Performing this end-of-year follow up will save you time, money and frustration next winter.
Here is a short list of questions to get you started:
- Did you wear your ice cleats when it was icy out?
- Did your ice cleats last through the season?
- Did you feel safer when wearing your ice cleats?
Looking for more help surveying your crews? Give me a call or send me an email for additional suggestions. Winter may be over, but your attention to seasonal slips and falls should persist.
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Bill Coyne is the VP of Sales for Winter Walking. He has been helping organizations across a wide variety of business sectors prevent workplace slips and falls in ice and snow for over 20 years. Winter Walking currently helps some of the world’s largest organizations keep their employees both safer and more productive while working outdoors in the winter season. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.winterwalking.com.