Snow Removal Checklist

Are you prepared for the winter season? As a commercial property owner, it is your responsibility to keep your business up and running. To prevent injuries, minimize injury costs, and ensure your employees safety, follow this extensive Snow Removal Checklist.



    Snow Removal Checklist
    Exterior
    1. Do you have the required amount of traction material, ice melt compound for sidewalks, stairs, entrance, parking lots, etc.?
    Yes
    No
    2. Do you have the required amount of ice at doorways?
    Yes
    No
    3. Do you have a backup traction material or ice melt compound?
    Yes
    No
    4. Is the ice melt compound accessible by staff?
    Yes
    No
    5. Do you have the required snow removal equipment including, but not limited to, shovels, snow blowers and ice chippers?
    Yes
    No
    6. Is the equipment adequately dispersed and readily available?
    Yes
    No
    7. Do snow piles obstruct vision for employees and vehicular traffic?
    Yes
    No
    8. Is there adequate lighting where employees generally walk and work?
    Yes
    No
    9. Does melting snow and ice run-off lead to a drain?
    Yes
    No
    10. Are there areas to address concerning re-freezing of snow and ice?
    Yes
    No
    11. Are handicap ramps free from snow/ice accumulation?
    Yes
    No
    Interior
    1. Is there enough ice-melt compound for sidewalks, stairs, entrances, parking lots, etc., located at doorways?
    Yes
    No
    2. Are handicap ramps and other surface transition areas highlighted in yellow for easier visibility?
    Yes
    No
    3. Do all interior door entrances have adequate lighting?
    Yes
    No
    4. Are there floor matting and floor runners at all entrances?
    Yes
    No
    5. Is there “Wet Floor” signage available should there be an accumulation of melted snow and ice indoors?
    Yes
    No
    Employee Safety
    1. Are your employees wearing slip-resistant footwear whenever conditions are wet or snowy?
    Yes
    No
    2. Do you recommend employees wear winter shoes to work and change into dry work shoes once inside the building?
    Yes
    No
    3. Do you employees carry emergency kit in the trunk of their car? Especially those who travel for company business?
    Yes
    No
    4. Do you encourage employees to wear sunglasses when going outdoors, to minimize glare from the snow-covered ground?
    Yes
    No
    5. Do you have a system in place where employees can inform management and maintenance of a slippery area that needs attention?
    Yes
    No
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