There's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. It's unlikely you'll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it carefully. Follow the snow code when clearing snow and ice safely.
FAQs - Winter
The team at Farmac have many years experience giving our customers expert advice on their fencing, decking and landscaping projects. When customers visit our shop in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, we are frequently asked questions which we feel would be of use to others. We hope the questions below will be helpful to you. If you have a particular question which is not answered, please contact us and we will do our best to help.
Q. Is it true that if I clear the pavement outside my house and someone slips I could be responsible?
Well, really a toboggan is a simple sledge. It is believed it’s origins are as a traditional form of transport used by the Innu and Cree of northern Canada. These days it’s used on snow to carry one or more people (not always children!) down a hill or other slope for fun. Designs vary from simple, traditional models to modern engineering marvels . A toboggan differs from sleighs and sledges as it has no runners or skis underneath. The bottom of a toboggan rides directly on the snow.