Main Content

FEMA P-957, Snow Load Safety Guide (2013)

Main Content
The objective of the Risk Management Series Snow Load Safety Guide is to inform building stakeholders about the risks a snow event poses to their buildings, provide them with information about preventative measures to take before the snow season, and inform them of actions that should be taken before, during, and after a snow event. This document is not intended to provide a comprehensive discussion of the underlying issues or forensics of snow-induced structural failure. The purpose is instead to: 1. Inform building stakeholders of susceptible snow loading conditions 2. Identify potentially vulnerable roof framing systems 3. Outline a general methodology to monitor buildings for signs of potential failure so that steps can be taken to reduce the potential risk of snow-load-induced structural failure
SizePublication Date
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-957, Snow Load Safety Guide
1.94MMay 1, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-957, Snow Load Safety Guide (Hardcopy)
  • Print Publication (Hardcopy)

    Distribution Warehouse

    Publication Number: 
    FEMA P-957
    Contact Name: 
    FEMA Distribution Center

    You can order this item from the FEMA Distribution Center. Download the Order Form and provide the resource title, FEMA publication ID #, quantity of each publication requesting, along with your name, address, zip code, and daytime phone #. Note: Some resources might have restrictions on the quantity allowed per order, per customer. Also, please review if the resource is currently backordered.

    You can order hardcopies by emailing, calling or faxing the FEMA Distribution Center using the Order Form

    Work hours for phone orders are M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

    Contact Phone Number: 
    (800) 480-2520
    Fax Number: 
    (240) 699-0525
33.59KMay 1, 2013