Winter Safety Check

Icy chain link fenceSECURELY INSTALLED – Winter weather can bring snow and gusty winds. Fences running in a long straight line or where there is a risk of toppling from wind, should be stabilized by setting up in a zig-zag fashion, installing perpendicular panels or using stabilizing t-posts at regular intervals.

SAFE GROUND STANDS – Flat ground stands are far superior to pipe feet for preventing pedestrian trips and falls, particularly when they may be obscured from view by snow and ice.

FENCE LINE IS CLEAR – Large accumulations of snow and ice piled up next to your fence can cause fencing to lean and compromise its safety, endangering passing pedestrians and vehicles. Keep your fence line as clear as possible, and never dump plowed snow next to a temporary fence.

SECURED FOR SCREENING – Fence screening is typically made of opaque polyethylene knit, and is secured to the fence with cable ties or wire. While fence screening offers added site privacy, it can increase the likelihood of the fence toppling in high winds. Always ensure your fence is standing securely before attaching screening.

INSPECTED REGULARLY – Regardless of the type of fence you use, it is important to inspect your fence regularly to ensure it is stable and safe.