Guidance

Attaching snow ploughs to vehicles

How operators of freight vehicles or other heavy vehicles should attach snow ploughs temporarily to their vehicles.

Documents

Temporary snow ploughs: guidance note

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Details

Advice to local authorities and commercial organisations about using snow ploughs attached temporarily to vehicles, as well as examples of current practice.

This document gives information on:

  • getting insurance when using a temporary snow plough
  • allowed weights and dimensions
  • improving the traction of your vehicle
  • lighting regulations
  • how to mount your plough
Published 19 November 2013