It would be unreasonable to expect the place of worship to remove every piece of snow and ice. A path into the building, of at least one metre in width, cleared and gritted before visitors arrive is advisable.
If a place of worship opens its doors every day, perhaps as a cafe or drop-in centre, more care and effort will be required, especially if there are employees or volunteers on the premises who will need to be kept safe.
Employers, even where there are just one or two employees, need to ensure that appropriate procedures are in place to make sure that a pathway into work is properly cleared and gritted well before the employees arrive. Occupiers, who expect visitors that might require extra care e.g. the elderly or people with disabilities, have a duty to implement measures to ensure their safety on snow and ice will be higher.
ensure employees/colleagues are issued with/wearing suitable PPE – non slip footwear and warm clothing when clearing snow and gritting.
Please see the HSE guidance regarding icy conditions and winter weather for further information.