January is usually a month where snow disrupts business, the snow over Christmas may not be the only snow this winter and icy roads can often cause commuting difficulties, school and business closures and even disrupt phone and broadband signal.

If you are an employer that could be affected by heavy snow or have employees who may struggle to commute by train/car due to snow then it may be wise implementing a policy on what to do if attendance is difficult due to snow. Simple provisions like home working/diversion to mobile can allow the business to operate without employee’s risking injury.

You never know hell might freeze over so having this policy will hopefully mean snow will cause as little disruption as possible. If you need or would like a snow policy please email us.