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Research and Briefings

Client Adviser: Preparing for Winter


The onset of winter can be a time of great excitement for many, as the holiday season draws ever closer. However, in the event of extreme winter weather conditions, it can also create significant risks for those organisations that are unprepared for them.

This Adviser sets out the implications for businesses and provides recommendations they should consider so as to reduce the risk of costly losses and business interruptions.

Plan for Protection

Some of the recommendations, which Marsh Risk Consulting suggests all businesses consider, to reduce the risk of costly losses and business interruptions found in the winter adviser include:

  • Planning for safe methods of snow removal.
  • Checking all heating units for reliable operation.
  • Inspect your buildings after a period of freezing weather, looking for damage by frost or by the weight of ice or snow.

These are set out in the winter adviser alongside many more considerations; please take the time to read the document to ensure your organisation is prepared for any potential winter conditions which may occur during this time of the year.