Parking lots are often overlooked areas for many organizations, as maintenance and safety of other parts of the facility take precedence. However, parking lots are one of the most common areas for injuries, both to patrons and employees. Winter slip and falls, trips over curbs or cracks, improper lighting, these are just a few of the issues that can make parking lots very hazardous.
It’s important for organizations to spend time ensuring their parking lots are as safe as possible. Parking lots should be designed to minimize water accumulation, as this can lead to icy spots in the winter. The parking lot surface should be routinely inspected for dangerous cracks and deterioration, and curbs should be adequately marked. Parking lots must also be well-lit; light fixtures should be routinely checked to make sure they’re still working. Check out this helpful PDF for these tips and other in-depth parking lot recommendations.
By taking the time to properly design and maintain their parking lots, organizations can help prevent injuries and keep patrons and employees safe.