Winter Is Here Which Means You’re In Need Of A Snow Retention System
Fall has begun to fade into the distance as the winter arrives. It’s time for businesses to focus on seasonal changes that can affect workflow. While a Plan B is always smart to have, it’s better to be prepared for snowfall beforehand. At Design Components, we have the tools that can help you prepare for winter. Even in areas of the country that don’t see much winter weather, like our home base in Georgia, these snow retention systems provide the peace of mind you’ll want when winter weather does come calling.
Snow Retention Systems For You and Your Employees
Snow retention systems are a must have for your metal roof if your area ever sees any snowy days. Metal roofs tend to be extremely slick during icy weather, so our S-5!® snow retention systems are necessary to protect your employees and customers from falling ice and snow as they enter or exit your building. We are an official distributor for S-5!® brand snow retention systems, the most tested & trusted brand in the industry! We offer Colorgard®, X-Gard™ and VersaGard™ snow retention systems for both standing seam roof and fixed rib type roof panel systems.
When it comes to preventing even the smallest of avalanches, our clamps and snow retention products are just what your metal building needs.
OSHA and Snow Retention Systems
A Snow Retention System ensures your employees remain safe in and atop the building. However, there are other factors to consider when snow comes into the mix. OSHA covers the winter weather hazards and precautions to take when snow falls. While all aspects are crucial to employee safety, we want to focus on these three factors that make the difference.
- Roadway Conditions – Getting to and from the facility is when employees are most at risk. That’s why it’s important to inform and educate employees on smart driving during the winter months. Whether it’s steering into a skid, knowing how brakes respond or length of stopping distances, every aspect of employee transportation is important.
- Fall and Slip Prevention – Proper footwear and shorter steps can help employees battle the slippery, ice covered walkways. To prevent slips and falls, you should clear walking surfaces of snow and ice, and spread deicer, as quickly as possible after a winter storm.
- Shoveling Snow – This can be strenuous on the body when the air is much thinner. It’s smart for employees to take breaks and not overexert. Pushing snow when able is also recommended due to the less stress on the body.
Beat the Snow With DCI’s Snow Retention Systems
With 40 years in the industry, Design Components believes in quality, safety and great customer service. Our team of visionaries and engineers work together to bring safe, economical, durable and practical accessories that will enhance your building’s functionality and productivity potential. Contact us today at (800) 868-9910 to see how we can protect your metal building, as well as your employees and customers, with our snow retention systems and clamps.