Prepare for Winter Weather. Winter storms can bring freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds, or a combination of these conditions. They can cause power outages that last for days, make roads and walkways very dangerous, and can affect community services. Businesses that stay ahead of the weather also get ahead of the risk exposures, and can greatly reduce their chances of experiencing a business interruption.
The CNA Risk Control Cold Weather Checklist provides a comprehensive, step by step guide you can use to prepare for extreme cold weather events. Additionally, you'll find detailed guidance below on a number of cold-weather topics:
Fire sprinkler systems are a common source of frozen and burst pipes in cold weather events. Use this guide to inspect and monitor your systems(s) to ensure they operate effectively during extreme cold weather.
Prolonged cold weather can freeze and clog roof drains and gutter systems and lead to dangerous accumulations of ice on roofs and other building components. This guide can help you mitigate the risks and identify the hazards which can lead to roof and structure collapse.