The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting colder. We’re approaching the time of the year where the unpredictability of winter storms presents a real possibility. When the forecast calls for extreme snow and low temperatures, a lack of preparedness can send people into a panic to find and ration supplies. But that’s no way to run your business.
Agilix Solutions is here to help you prepare for whatever comes your way, including winter storms. We’ve developed this article to detail all the ways products from Agilix Solutions can support your operations the event of a winter storm.
Essential Items to Prepare for Winter Storms
High Visibility Clothing and Protective Gear
In a recent blog article, we talked about the danger of cold stress and the importance of protecting your team with cold weather gear including hats, gloves, and vests. But are you and your employees prepared with high visibility equipment? Cold stress is not the only winter weather hazard. Snow and ice storms can dramatically reduce visibility. It’s important that your team be armed to see and be seen, to ensure they stay safe.
With cold weather about to be upon us, it’s also a great time to evaluate your steel-toed boots and ensure they are in good condition. A great rule of thumb? If there’s steel exposed, it’s time to pick up a new pair.
Flashlights and Batteries
Power outages are a very real risk in winter storms. Wind, cold temperatures, and ice storms can wreak havoc on powerlines. Are you prepared for the loss of electrical power? Agilix Solutions carries a wide variety of flashlights and batteries to ensure you’re ready for a lights-out situation. LED technology is advancing all the time. Today’s lights and batteries last longer and shine brighter than ever before. However, regular maintenance is incredibly important. Take steps to maintain flashlights and make sure the batteries haven’t leaked, died, or become corroded.
Whether you love or hate cold weather, when it’s mixed with precipitation it turns otherwise safe and sturdy ground into a mobility hazard. Agilix Solutions has added SNO-PLOW® Ice Melt to our arsenal of products designed to help you keep your outdoor spaces safe this winter. SNO-PLOW® is a top-of-the line ice melt product designed to work quickly and prevent corrosion on metal and concrete with less toxicity than household baking soda.
Surge protection is a critical measure you need to take to keep your business up and running in a winter storm. If your facility’s sensitive electronic equipment is not properly protected, your machinery, your people, and your entire business operations could be at risk. Agilix Solutions can help you identify the proper surge protection devices and power conditioning solutions to provide clean, uninterrupted power to your facility.
First Aid Kits
You hope you’ll never need them. But if the need ever arises, you’ll be glad you’ve kept properly stocked first aid kits on hand. Agilix Solutions provides vendor managed services to ensure your first aid kits are serviced and up to date on a regular basis. We’ve got you covered!
Blown fuses are always a possibility in storms, and can cause unexpected downtime. Minimize the impact of blown fuses by ensuring you have a thorough inventory of critical spares for power fuses on hand. It’s a simple, and often overlooked, step toward ensuring productivity.
Additional Agilix Solutions’ Winter Storm Recovery Services
If a limb falls on a power line or an ice storm pulls it down, do you have the equipment to help your electrical contractor rebuild the service entrance and power requirements for your facility? We do! Agilix Solutions can work with you to ensure continuity of access control.
Even when you know a storm is coming, it’s impossible to be 100% prepared for everything it can throw at you. That’s why Agilix Solutions is committed to being here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. Whether you need an emergency part or have a question, we’re here for you. Rely on our large, local inventory and specialized expertise to help you overcome whatever challenges you’re facing.
Ready to level up your winter preparedness? Agilix Solutions is here to help. Contact your Account Manager or reach out to your local Agilix Solutions branch to learn more about winter preparedness or place an order.