August 15, 2012

Winter is fast approaching — is your facility ready? Statistically speaking nearly 80% of all slip and falls are due to snow and ice, and they occur mainly in parking lots and sidewalks. As an expert witness and consultant in the field of risk and liability due to snow and ice, I see incidences that could have been avoided had the facility performed a pre-season property assessment.

December 22, 2011

By Rich Arlington

Record snowfall last season spelled trouble for many roofs and parking garage decks. The continuous storms that dumped more than 2 ft. of snow in New England alone had facility owners frantically addressing weight load issues as heavy snow and ice threatened, and in some cases caused, roof and deck top collapses. The fallout: a rise in lawsuits as owners, insurance companies and snow contractors battle over snow and ice procedures followed, or not, in comparison with written contracts.

January 6, 2011

Retailers are likely to experience high demand for winter goods during the upcoming week.

December 22, 2010

Planalytics has issued its weather outlook for the all-important days after Christmas when many consumers head to the stores to redeem gift cards and exchange presents.

August 31, 2010

The safety of customers and employees is always a top concern of retail facilities...

September 30, 2008

Exterior maintenance is an ongoing challenge for all retailers, particularly during the winter months...

June 30, 2007

Most retailers and shopping centers deal with a winter storm after the damage has been...