The health and safety of our volunteers is of the utmost importance to us, at all times. When carrying out the role of a snow warden it is important you read and understood our safety guidelines below.
Clearing footpaths of snow and ice:
- always wear your high visibility vest when out and about so people can clearly see you
- wear warm clothing and sensible footwear that will provide a good grip
- ensure someone is aware that you have gone out to carry out this work, telling them where you expect to be and a time that you expect to finish
- take a working and charged mobile phone with you if possible so you are contactable in case of an emergency.
- assess the footpaths before commencing any work. Do not attempt to work if you feel conditions would make this unsafe - for example if visibility is poor
- try to clear snow early in the day if you can - it's easier to move when it is fresh and loose and visibility is much better too
- don't use water - it might refreeze and turn to black ice
- remove as much snow as possible using your snow shovel, before spreading the salt onto footpaths, this will prevent it from refreezing overnight.
Last updated: 01/09/2022 10:26