With the winter months upon us, the ice and snow can make for slippery stairs and icy walkways for FXG or AMZ delivery drivers. As an FXG or AMZ independent contractor, it’s important to make sure you properly equip your team with the necessary tools they need to remain safe and lower your risk of a worker’s comp claim. At the Paradiso Insurance and Parcel Safety Program, we’re dedicated to helping you with just that. Today we want to discuss with you the importance of utilizing ice cleats and non-slip grip tape within your business and how it can help prevent a future workers’ comp claim from occurring.
Order Ice Cleats
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most frequent claims we see here at Paradiso Insurance. That’s why we recommend that all of our clients utilize ice cleats for all of their delivery drivers. Many times our clients are concerned with the cost associated with purchasing cleats for each and every one of their drivers, especially for larger fleets. To combat this, we recommend purchasing one ice cleat per truck within your fleet. We also recommend and have specific links to products that are a universal fit, so no matter who is driving the vehicle, you have peace of mind that they have the equipment they need to stay safe. The cleats we recommend are universal in size and fit, so there is no need to collect all of your drivers’ shoe sizes. Give us a call or send us a message here and we’d be happy to send you the links to purchase our recommended ice cleats.
Use Grip Tape!
Another great way to reduce slip and fall accidents is to utilize grip tape. Grip tape is a small investment that can save you both the headaches and money that come with workers’ comp claims. Many drivers slip and fall due to various weather conditions including humidity, rain, sleet, or snow. Properly installing grip tape on all of your vehicles can make a world of difference on the stability of your driver. We recommend this to each and every one of our parcel delivery clients. For further information on how to properly install grip tape, give us a call or send us a message here, and our team would be happy to provide you with more details.
Weather conditions can be hazardous in the parcel delivery industry and at Paradiso Insurance, we want to arm your team with everything we can to provide the safest working conditions possible. Utilizing both ice cleats and grip tape is a simple, cost-effective way to keep your team safe and keep workers comp claims low. For more information on how to keep your drivers safe, or for questions on your workers’ comp coverage, give our team a call at 860-453-0116 or send us a message here and our licensed professionals will be happy to assist you!
Since 2011, we have had the same goals: keep employees safe and keep insurance premiums low.