Author: David Combes
Published: December 8, 2010
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We are frequently asked about the legal liabilities in clearing snow and ice from walkways.
The simple answer is, if you do any clearing, do it properly. It is always preferable if you can clear snow before it becomes packed down. Use salt/grit to clear ice and designate preferred walkways which don’t have hazards/slopes. It can be particularly dangerous on tiled floors in reception areas/showrooms so it is important to use plenty of mats to stop slipping on the wet floor. Again, direct visitors/employees over preferred walkways.