Update 6/16/14 – MiniCo Insurance Agency LLC has released the second video in its series on safety, loss control and other resources for self-storage facility operators. This new installment, “Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls,” is available at minico.com/safetyvideos and youtube.com/minicoinsurance.
The video addresses a number of risk factors that may be present at a self-storage facility and provides guidance to help owners, operators and managers minimize the risk of slips, trips and falls among customers and employees. Topics include property inspections, uneven surfaces and obstacles, wet and icy surfaces, and proper lighting for hallways and outdoor areas.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that slips, trips and falls account for 25 percent of all nonfatal and 15 percent of all fatal workplace injuries, MiniCo officials said in a press release.
“For business owners, slip-and-fall injuries can be one of the most costly types of claims,” said Mike Schofield, MiniCo President and CEO. “MiniCo’s goal in creating this video is to help self-storage facility operators and managers better understand the risk and provide information and tools to assist in identifying and mitigating hazards before an incident occurs.”
The first video in the series was released in March and provided a tenant-safety checklist for self-storage managers.
3/27/14 – MiniCo Insurance Agency LLC, a provider of insurance products for the self-storage industry, is creating a series of safety and loss-control videos and other resources for self-storage facility operators. The company launched the initiative with its “MiniCo Safety Shorts” video series. The first installment, “Tenant-Safety Checklist,” is viewable on Self-Storage TV as well as at minico.com/safetyvideos and youtube.com/minicoinsurance.
“One of MiniCo’s key objectives is to create a valued on-demand learning platform in which owners and operators may direct employees for safety and loss-control training on a regular basis to enhance safety awareness and understanding,” said President and CEO Mike Schofield. “Our overall goal will be to create a destination for owners and operators to utilize when seeking loss control and safety resources.”
Future videos will address slip-and-fall prevention, proper lifting techniques, ladder safety, lock-cutting safety, and the safe use of equipment and machinery. Each video will include a link to a quiz designed to reinforce the viewer’s retention of the subject matter.
Phoenix-based MiniCo has provided self-storage insurance programs since 1974. The company offers multiple specialty property and casualty insurance products for a variety of unique industries and exposures and carries an A.M. Best rating of “A.” MiniCo is a member of the Aran Insurance Services Group of Rockville Centre, N.Y.