Everyone who has fallen on a strip of ice knows how painful and how dangerous it can be. Knowing how to prevent slips and falls on your sidewalk or driveway can not only help prevent serious injury to yourself or your family, but can help to protect you in the case of someone else falling and getting hurt on your property.
The first thing you can do to prevent injury is by keeping your sidewalks clear of snow and other materials pushed onto your sidewalk from a snowplow. If there is ice, make sure to buy quality rock salt that will melt the ice, and clear a path that will allow passersby to safely cross. If there happens to be snow on the driveway or sidewalk, make sure to either clear it with a snow blower or just by using a snow shovel.
By keeping your sidewalks and driveway clear of snow or ice, you can protect yourself and your family from injury. Most emergency room visits during the winter time are actually a result of slips and falls on ice either at home or on a journey of sorts. Keeping your sidewalks will also keep you clear of accusation if someone tries to say that they slipped and fell on your property in a court of law.
Remembering these things will help to protect yourself and your family, as well as the people around you during the winter months.