With snow-covered trees and hanging Christmas lights, the winter season can be quite the wonderland. However, salt-covered shoes and slick sidewalks can be a disaster for community rec centers. To avoid disaster striking, your facility needs to properly prepare for the winter weather.
While ensuring your facility is clean and safe, Scott Hammonds, the facilities director of the Hanover Area YMCA, said the winter preparation should not interfere or affect members’ use of the center.
There are many things to do in order to prepare for the winter weather, both inside and outside of your facility.
Below are a list of things Hammonds does to prep the outside of his facility:
Below are a list of things Hammonds does to prep the inside of his facility:
Taking preventative measures for the facility can be a lot of work, but in the long run it’s a valuable investment for your facility. Preparing in advance will ensure safety, be more cost efficient and overall will create a space where members feel safe.
Hammonds final winter prep tips are, “Pre-inspect equipment, keep plenty of fuel and have extra pins for snow blowers on hand.”