Cold weather working


Materials shall be adequately protected against cold weather.

Materials should:

  • not be used if frozen
  • be protected using appropriate covers to prevent damage by snow, ice, frost or damp.

Appropriate covers should be provided for bricks and blocks, sand, aggregates and cement, to prevent them from becoming saturated and damaged by frost.

Where it is necessary to continue building during longer periods of colder weather, heaters should be used to protect materials.