Archive | December, 2013

Tips for Keeping Customers Safe This Winter

30 Dec

Winter is the busiest shopping season of the year. Black Friday, Christmas, and the New Year send millions to storefronts for everything from must-have gifts to sidewalk salt and party supplies. Property owners owe a duty to all who enter their premises, which can be very difficult during this busy time. In addition to crowds, inclement weather can lead to moisture, snow, and ice accumulation that makes major walkways and entrances extremely hazardous. This year, follow these 10 tips for keeping storefronts clean, dry, and safe during major shopping days. Beginning with a risk assessment and ending with crowd management tips, this list provides a comprehensive overview of essential tasks to ensure visitor safety throughout the holiday shopping season.


Retail Safety: Invest in Crowd Control and Save

17 Dec

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a special message to all retailers this holiday season: Invest in a crowd management plan to protect employees and shoppers during busy sales days. This year is the 5th year since an elderly man was trampled to death during a Black Friday Sale, marking a tragic but important date for retailers and Americans to remember. To help retailers prepare for busy crowds and holiday sales this year, Eagle Mat has announced a special sale on all crowd management products. Shop ropes, stanchions, and retractable belt systems by Tensabarrier and earn free shipping. A 100% Price Match Guarantee is also being offered to ensure retailers receive the absolute best price available for these essential safety products.

10 Days of Christmas Safety

14 Dec

The 10 busiest days of the retail year all occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Starting with Black Friday and extending through the end of December, these shopping days are dangerous for customers and storefront owners alike. While customers face potential fights, slips, and falls, storefront owners confront a liability risk for all incidents that occur on their property. Businesses can protect employees and customers alike by reviewing this list of top 10 busiest shopping days of 2013, making certain that crowd management and safety protocols are followed on these days.