ADA-Compliant Snow Removal: A Guide

  • By ASPM
  • 10 Feb, 2017
Keeping up with snow removal in Norfolk is a high priority for businesses during the winter months. However, this important activity requires more than just timely, effective measures. The results of snow removal efforts must also be in compliance with the standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The essence of ADA regulations regarding snow removal is that your facility remain safe and readily accessible for all individuals, regardless of their physical limitations. The specifics of these regulations affect every part of the property where someone might walk, work, shop or operate a vehicle.

The most significant aspects of ADA-compliant snow removal include:
Efficiency.Access to and from your place of business should be restored in a timely manner. Snow and ice must be cleared as soon as is reasonably possible after the precipitation has fallen. A temporary alternative access route through the snow may be created if this is more feasible.
Walkways and Entryways.To the extent possible, all sidewalks and building entry areas should be kept clear of snow and ice and continually accessible.
Parking Areas.Snow and ice must be cleared away completely from all parking areas including the parking slots, driving areas, walking areas and curb ramps.

The Consequences of Non-Compliance

Failing to meet the ADA's requirements of providing equal access to your facility could result in legal action from clients or employees. Having an ADA-compliant plan is essential to avoiding lawsuits, court cases, fines and expensive settlement payouts.

At a minimum, your facility should have:
Designated Personnel.Some of your staff should be trained to take care of snow removal safely and effectively. You should strongly consider outsourcing snow removal in Norfolk NE to a professional removal service. Doing so can take much of the guesswork out of DIY ADA-compliant snow removal.
Snow Removal Equipment.If you decide to handle snow removal in-house, snow plows, shovels and salting equipment will have to be purchased, stored and well-maintained. The purchase and storage of salt and/or sand will also be required.
Snow removal for businesses requires an awareness of the rules set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act. A failure to remove snow and ice in accordance with these laws can result in personal injury, court cases and legal bills down the road.

Our company specializes in providing ADA-compliant snow removal in Norfolk to businesses just like yours. Contact us to find out more and receive a quote for our professional snow removal services. That way, you can stay focused on what you do best: managing and growing your business.
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Keeping up with snow removal in Norfolk is a high priority for businesses during the winter months. However, this important activity requires more than just timely, effective measures. The results of snow removal efforts must also be in compliance with the standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The essence of ADA regulations regarding snow removal is that your facility remain safe and readily accessible for all individuals, regardless of their physical limitations. The specifics of these regulations affect every part of the property where someone might walk, work, shop or operate a vehicle.

The most significant aspects of ADA-compliant snow removal include:
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