The Need for a Snow and Ice Management Standard

Staircase of a residential apartment complex with metal steel railing is covered with snowIn the fall of 2020, stakeholders in the Canadian snow and ice management industry approached CSA Group with a request to consider the development of a national standard on snow and ice management to help ensure public and worker safety and manage risk to ecosystems. CSA Group agreed that the proposal had merit for further investigation.

To further define the need for a standard on snow and ice management, CSA Group initiated a scoping review and stakeholder consultation process in early 2021. This process included a series of key informant interviews in May 2021 and a virtual workshop held in June 2021. This workshop agreement synthesizes and summarizes what was learned from stakeholders who participated in the consultation process and provides a roadmap for potential standard development.