Accumulations of snow on building and structure roofs may result in structural and/or roof-covering damage, as well as resulting damage to building contents. Damage may result from inadequate structural design, drifting of snow in areas of differing roof elevations, excessive weight of rain following snow, or an unusually heavy, wet snowstorm. Structural changes during renovations, additions and equipment installations have also been responsible for later damage. The following checklist may assist those in areas susceptible to snow.
The following general checklist should be tailored to processes/operations, protection features and potential impact at your facility and can be used in developing your Emergency Response Plan for use during an impending snow and ice weather event.