October 31, 2011 20:00 ET

Swinton Commercial Says: Don't Slip Up! Make Sure You're Covered

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2011) - With the harsh weather just around the corner, Swinton Commercial is offering shopkeepers helpful advice to keep their customers safe from trips and falls.

Swinton Commercial, a leading broker of business insurance is urging shopkeepers to prepare for wet wintery conditions that can cause shop floors and entrances to become slippery and hazardous.

When the weather is wet or snowy outside it is easy to carry dregs of water or snow into shop entrances and floors from the bottom of a customer's shoe. With this is mind, Swinton Commercial Insurance is offering the following advice to shop, pub, bar and restaurant owners to keep their customers safe and prevent claims made against them:

  • Lay large door mats at the entrance to the shop to allow customers to give their footwear a thorough wipe

  • Place yellow 'wet floor' signs next to the entrance or any wet areas throughout the premises

  • Use grit outside the entrance in icy conditions

  • Provide a basket for wet umbrellas at the entrance to minimise water on the shop floor

Jolene Shaw, Technical Referral Advisor at Swinton Commercial, said: "A customer who trips or falls on your premises could potentially make a claim against your business. Therefore it is vital to ensure you take all the necessary precautions to keep your premises hazard free and of course have adequate public liability insurance."

About Swinton Commercial:

As the UK's fastest-growing commercial insurance broker, Swinton Commercial has the expertise and industry knowledge to provide you with highly competitive business insurance that's tailored to your needs.

With 34 branches across the UK, including 19 regional centres, Swinton Commercial has quickly established itself as the UK's local broker, offering a dedicated team of advisors with specialist industry knowledge in all sectors.

Your local Commercial Account Executive has an in-depth understanding of the insurance market in your area and will arrange a face-to-face appointment with you, taking the time to thoroughly understand your business and its specific requirements.

We cater for most types of business - from small start-ups to well-established organisations, comparing quotes from leading UK insurers to find you the right level of insurance, at the right price.

What's more, our award-winning offering has over 70,000 business customers - and we're growing fast.

Visit www.swintoncommercial.co.uk for more information or call 0800 995 1800.

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