When snow and ice arrive this winter, the Facilities Management team will be busy sweeping snow from walkways and parking lots while depositing ice-melt and sand to prevent slips and falls.
Slips and falls are major cause of injury not only on the UBC campus but in all parts of the city. Areas are prioritized according to high traffic areas, terrain (stairs, inclines, etc), and areas with past history of incidents/accidents. Facilities Management personnel will also immediately respond to reports of slippery areas. Contact the Facilities Management office at 250-807-9272 or firstname.lastname@example.org to report slippery areas.
Facilities Management’s website offers a variety of safety tips to help avoid slips and falls related to snow or icy conditions.