The holiday season is upon us and so is the busy season. It’s go time and it’s Busy! Busy! Busy!
But don’t forget that when it comes to projects and your daily routine, it’s always safety first! While we all get consumed with the busy rink life and tend to plow through our daily routines, we have to keep in mind that accidents happen when you least expect or need it!
To make sure that you and your staff are operating in the safest manner (we want to see you at your rink the next time we visit with all of your fingers and toes) please use all suggested personal protective equipment (PPE).
While PPE is a large part of operational tasks around the rink so is patience. Take time to walk and not run. Some examples: Proper ladder safety (3-points of contact), hands out of your pockets while on the ice, take the key out of the resurfacer, and for those in the north, shovel that snow with your body rather than your back!
Taking time to walk also includes the end of the day fumbles. If a project isn’t coming together at the end of the day and it’s not urgent, oftentimes it is best to walk away and come back at it fresh for tomorrow. We all get tired and just want to get it done but exhaustion clouds the mind and thought process and effects the safety and integrity of a project for yourself as well as others.
Finally, just a quick update with the happenings at our headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Resurfacer maintenance and ice painting is what you see on a daily basis via social media, but thanks to your business we have been reinvesting and purchasing equipment to help provide the best customers in the world with better service. This past month we installed a 14,000 lb. four post lift just in time to rebuild the 2003 Millennium (pictured). The Taylor Dunn B2-54 (also pictured) was purchased to be our new paint rig. Progress for both projects can be followed the links below.
From our ‘ice sports’ family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to working with you in 2019!