Snow wardens

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.

Download the snow warden risk assessment - steps to keep you safe 

Download the Coronavirus guidance for snow wardens

Last updated: 16/10/2020 14:43

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