Prevent Slip And Fall Accidents Of Seniors Around Community Centres
Seeing ice and snow around your community centers in winter is widespread. Snowfall is a natural phenomenon that we cannot stop. However, we can take some action and precautions to make the winter more pleasant rather than a hassle. Particular seniors have more risk of having an accident by slipping and falling on the ice because an adult can quickly recover from a slip and fall on ice, but a senior might not. Injuries from a fall can be pretty serious, including broken bones, torn muscles, and fractures. Hence, you must be more cautious when selecting concrete-safe ice melt.
Safe Thaw was created as the ice management solution for tough winter environments. Ideal in commercial and industrial properties, shops, government agencies, bridges, and construction.
Follow these steps to prevent slip and fall accidents among seniors around the community:
Immediately Shovel The Snow
Shoveling snow is relatively more manageable, but once it forms ice due to colder weather, it will become dangerous for walking. Sometimes snow can pile up at feet height and will block your driveways and walkways. Moreover, it can become tiresome for the elderly and sick to shovel shows repeatedly.
Use Of Gravel And Sand
Suppose the snow is converted into hard ice. In that case, you can use gravel and sand on your driveway and walkways to give traction and easy walking without slipping. But remember that they will not melt ice.
Walk Carefully On Ice
If you have an appointment or urgent work outside and an older adult must have to go, train him how to walk on ice and give him ample time to cross the slippery surfaces. Senior persons should bend their body while walking, facing forward and down, and rush but take penguin steps.
Use Concrete-Safe Ice Melt
Sometimes even after applying ice melt, the walkways are still slippery. So choose an ice melt that does not allow water to reform ice once the temperature goes down and gives you traction to walk easily.
Salt and Chloride based ice melt can harm your concrete and corrode the steel reinforcement of your driveways and walkways; besides that, they are unsafe for the pets, kids, and vegetation around. Therefore, you should prefer a safe and effective urea-based ice melt.
It would help if you strictly avoided salt-based ice melt for new concrete, as it will also damage your concrete and the surroundings.
Safe Thaw: Safe Ice Melt For New Concrete And Other Surfaces
Safe Thaw is a urea-based concrete-safe ice melt that is 100% natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable. It is a non-corrosive and non-conductive formula that does not harm metal rebar and concrete. In addition, its ice melting crystals prevent water from reforming the ice and maintain traction for a leisurely walk. Moreover, it comes with an effective traction agent that will provide you with enough friction as you walk on the slippery surface.
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Seniors should avoid going out during heavy snow and ice unless there is an emergency. However, if you must go out, follow the earlier steps to be safe from slip and fall accidents. In addition, using the proper ice melt can help in melting ice and providing traction.
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