Taking care in the Winter
With the harsh weather having already caused no end of disruptions this winter, we thought you might appreciate some winter tips
to help you deal with the icy conditions many of us are currently experiencing.
If you are worried about other people slipping on ice or snow surrounding your house, remember that pedestrains walking in snow or icy conditions have a responsibility to be careful to themselves. See below for a full explanation from the Ministry of Justice..
"The only person who is at risk of being sued is a person who clears the snow so badly that things are worse than before and that common sense would indicate that this is so; an example given is that of a person who clears a path with water in freezing temperatures and pays no attention to the fact that the water left behind freezes and creates slippery ice."
Ministry of Justice, March 2010
One of the best winter tips
is based on clearing ice. When clearing icy areas around your home, always use salt or sand - never water. Water will melt the snow, but in cold conditions this will quickly refreeze and turn to black ice which can be even more dangerous.
Black ice increases the risk of injuries as it is invisible and very slippery, but can be prevented by spreading salt on the area you have cleared. You can use ordinary table or dishwasher salt if you wish - a tablespoon for each square metre you clear should work.
If you plan on clearing an area of snow or ice, do so early in the day as it's easier to move fresh, loose snow than snow that has been packed tightly together from people walking on it.
We hope you have found these tips useful. Please be safe and look out for others this winter.
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