The media published much about the risk of being sued for clearing snow, during the winter of 2010/11.
The Government issued guidelines on clearing snow, stating : "people walking on snow and ice have
responsibility to be careful themselves.". It actively encourages clearing snow as part of your social responsibility
especially if your neighbours are elderly or disabled. Just don't make the area more slippery than it was before and follow
Snow, Salt, Slips and Silk
Business Owners have different obligations. There is a clear Duty of Care placed on the operator of
the business to clear the publicly accessible areas of their premises.
Occupiers' Liability Act 1957;
Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978