Walking Paths on a College Campus
Duration: 2:46 - Views: 207028One of the biggest challenges that the property manager for a education facility will face throughout the year is keeping snow and ice clear of walking paths. Not only is this a difficult task to do in the unpredictable cold days of winter, but if its not done properly, the property manager opens the building owner to the potential of a lawsuit should a slip and fall occur. The property owner must exercise reasonable care when it comes to maintaining walkways, sidewalks and parking lots. These areas need promptly cleared of snow and ice to reduce the risk of falls and injuries.
When property managers are faced with large amounts of sidwalks or walkways to keep in a reasonably safe condition, they often look for a piece of mechanized equipment to do this.
One main consideration for mechanized equipment should always be - does the piece offer the ability to handle multiple types of snowfalls??? Snowfalls can range from light dusting to heavy, deep snow. Mechanized equipment that can adapt from implements such as a rotary broom, v-blade, and snowblower are ideal for handling anything winter may bring. Its also important that the mechanized equipment offer a drop spreader on the back to keep the walks clear.
Another very important consideration for mechanized equipment should be operator comfort and safety. Look for equipment with heated cabs that an operator can spend long periods of time in. It is dangerous to require an operator to work outside in the cold, blowing snow of winter with a shovel. A heated cab reduces the amount of risk that you place on the operator.
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