Is the price of gritting the formation of pesky potholes? It needn’t be.

By |2024-04-08T13:36:27+01:00April 8th, 2024|Maintenance, Uncategorised|

Gritting the roads during winter plays a crucial role in maintaining safe driving conditions, but have you ever considered how this practice impacts the formation of potholes? Let's delve into the relationship between road gritting and potholes and look into how we can minimise the potential damage. When winter arrives, road maintenance teams across the

Will I get sued if someone falls on ice at my premises?

By |2024-02-27T13:26:06+00:00March 29th, 2024|Maintenance, Uncategorised|

What is the law? In the UK, the law regarding slips and falls at a business premises falls under the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 and the Occupiers' Liability Act 1984. These laws require businesses to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors and customers. If someone slips at your business, the key factors that

Is your university campus an ice rink in winter?

By |2024-02-27T13:25:08+00:00March 15th, 2024|Uncategorised|

During the winter months in the UK, the responsibility for gritting a university campus typically falls under the site management department. These dedicated teams work diligently to ensure that paths, car parks, and other high-traffic areas are safe for students, staff, and visitors to navigate during icy conditions. By proactively spreading grit or salt on

How does a hot summer impact winter gritting in the UK?

By |2024-02-27T13:41:06+00:00March 1st, 2024|Uncategorised|

How does extreme heat in the summer impact winter gritting in the UK? Extreme heat in the summer can have various impacts on winter gritting in the UK. One of the main effects is that prolonged heatwaves can cause a depletion of salt reserves used for winter gritting. When temperatures soar in the summer, it

Is the air temperature the same as the ground temperature?

By |2024-01-23T11:33:02+00:00February 21st, 2024|Uncategorised|

The difference between air temperature and ground temperature There is a difference, it's not immediately obvious to those who don't work in weather though - let's explore! During the day, the ground can absorb more heat from the sun than the air, causing the ground temperature to be warmer than the air temperature. At night,

Is there such a thing as over-salting?

By |2024-02-12T10:25:21+00:00February 12th, 2024|Uncategorised|

Is there such a thing as over- salting when gritting? Yes, over-salting when gritting can be a problem. While salt is an effective way to melt ice and snow, using too much salt can harm the environment and even damage infrastructure. Excessive salt can wash into streams, rivers, and lakes all potentially leading to water

How does effectively gritting your business premises save you money?

By |2024-01-22T14:10:30+00:00February 1st, 2024|Uncategorised|

Gritting your business premises during the winter season is a smart investment. It not only ensures the safety of your employees and customers, but it can also save you money in the long run. By effectively gritting your business premises, you reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls, which can lead to costly lawsuits

How is a weather forecast made and how might it affect your business?

By |2024-01-10T10:26:45+00:00January 10th, 2024|Uncategorised|

What is a weather forecast and how does it work? A weather forecast is a prediction of the expected weather conditions for a particular area and time. It is created using data from a variety of sources, including weather satellites, weather stations, and computer models. Weather forecasters use this data to analyse current weather patterns

Who has responsibility for gritting roads, pavements and car parks?

By |2024-01-09T14:59:22+00:00January 9th, 2024|Uncategorised|

Every year, gritters are essentially deployed to roads to prevent injuries, collisions, and hazardous driving conditions. However, the question of who has responsibility for gritting roads, pavements, carparks, and other private roadways often arises. For business owners and landowners, there is a duty of care to prevent risks due to ice and snow. This could

Top 7 gritting myths busted

By |2023-12-20T11:53:11+00:00December 20th, 2023|Uncategorised|

The myths related to gritting in the context of icy conditions (and not your determination levels!) More salt is always better Myth: Some people believe that using excessive amounts of salt will be more effective in melting ice. However, there's an optimal amount of salt, and using too much can be harmful to the environment