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Serving Commercial Properties with Safer Winter Services

Tim Verbic | November 16, 2021 | Winter Maintenance

Canadian winters can be harsh and unpredictable, but the safety of your commercial property should be the exact opposite.

As businesses and property managers carefully prepare for the winter months ahead, there is a great deal of pressure to ensure safe and uninterrupted access no matter the weather conditions.

From high winds and freezing temperatures to whiteout blizzards and ice accumulation, it’s essential to have a winter preparedness plan to prevent the risk of damage or injury from taking place on your property.

At Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services, our zero-incident culture has supported some of North America’s most reputable Fortune 500 companies and property management firms for over 45 years.

From coast-to-coast, we are proud to offer a wide selection of award-winning winter services, including:

  • Commercial Snow Plowing
  • Snow & Ice Removal Services
  • Salting & Ice Prevention Services
  • Site Patrol & 24-Hour Weather Monitoring

With a preventative approach to outdoor winter safety, our experts have developed in-house health and safety protocols to safeguard our service standards across all franchise locations.

Clintar Health & Safety Protocols

At Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services, we serve to protect our clients, staff and communities at every level of the business.

In addition to outdoor winter services, our experienced teams ensure that their work is always conducted in the safest, most effective way possible through the following service standards:

Site-by-Site Safety Analysis:

Since 1973, our skilled technicians and account managers have worked closely with each commercial property to address their personal needs. With site-by-site safety inspections, our teams can assist Canadian property managers with an effective winter preparedness plan that will best support them throughout the season.

Ongoing Safety Training for Employees and Management:

With a commitment to weekly and monthly safety training for employees and management, we ensure that our staff are always up-to-date with industry-leading safety standards, including First Aid, CPR, WHMIS training and more.

Monthly Workplace Inspections:

Each month, our skilled technicians follow a 200-point standardized inspection checklist to review the quality, safety and integrity of your commercial property. From doorways and walking surfaces to fire protection and lighting, we ensure that your commercial properties remain safe and reliable all year round.

Site Patrol:

While safety audits and ongoing inspections are essential for commercial maintenance, our Clintar professionals go above and beyond with optional site patrol services to best protect your property. As weather conditions can change in the blink of an eye, our preventative approach will ensure that your commercial property is always safely accessible despite harsh weather conditions.

Slip & Fall Prevention:

With a preventative approach to outdoor property safety, our 24-hour weather monitoring capabilities enable our teams to respond within a moment’s notice. As our winter services are fully-insured against slip and fall liabilities, it is essential that commercial property managers work with reliable professionals who can best support their safety needs during the colder months. As commercial safety is preventative safety, we highly recommend having your winter property services prepared well before the first snowfall to avoid any risk of service interruption, property damage or personal injury.

Daily Vehicle Inspections:

With a 23-point vehicle inspection checklist before and after every service, our trained inspectors ensure that our vehicles are always carefully assessed for quality and safety before getting back on the road. As proud partners to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and the Ontario Police Commercial Vehicle Committee (OPCVC), we are committed to only the highest level of quality in our winter snow plowing fleets and snow removal services.

24-Hour Weather Monitoring:

With over 30 site-monitoring stations positioned all across the country, our advanced weather-tracking capabilities allow us to accurately track weather patterns from a remote location. With exclusive access to real-time data, our winter service fleets are always fully-stocked and ready to serve.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

In addition to our extensive Health & Safety Program, our zero-incident culture has allowed us to seamlessly integrate COVID-19 protocols into our daily health and safety practices.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our teams continue their commitment to the following safety guidelines:

  • Staff members must socially distance by maintaining 6-8 feet apart
  • Limit of 5 service technicians at a worksite
  • Frequent sanitization of vehicles, machinery and equipment
  • On-site supply of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Environmental Sustainability:

While staff and client safety are often the first to come to mind when preparing for winter, it is important that commercial property managers also consider the health and well-being of our planet.

As a number of products and winter maintenance methods (such as salting) have proven harmful to our local ecosystems, we at Clintar opt for sustainability-focused alternatives to best protect our natural resources.

Since October 2019, our Clintar C.A.R.E.S initiative has been committed to long-term solutions for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, improving environmental sustainability and decreasing our overall carbon footprint.

By continuously adapting our services to the changing needs of our environment, we are able to prioritize not just the health and safety of our staff, clients and community; but of our precious planet.

If you would like to learn more about our commercial winter services, please feel free to
contact us for more details.