Ice

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 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

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

What type of grit is best for your business premises?

By |2023-06-06T15:13:11+01:00June 6th, 2023|Uncategorised|

Gritting for snow and ice is essential for any business with premises. There are several types of grit and that are commonly used. Each type of grit has its own pros and cons based on factors such as effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact. Here are some of the different types of gritting materials and their

Preparing for snow and ice: budgeting for winter weather conditions

By |2023-05-17T11:42:02+01:00May 17th, 2023|Uncategorised|

Preparing for snow and ice: budgeting for winter weather conditions Winter might feel like a while away but when it comes to budgeting for winter weather conditions the time is now. As much as we all love a winter wonderland, these conditions can wreak havoc on our budgets. From potential business closures to accidents and

When to grit your premises: Site maintenance in cold weather

By |2023-05-17T11:53:59+01:00April 28th, 2023|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, Engineering, Maintenance, Marketing, News, Uncategorised|

Knowing how often you need to grit your premises will help to ensure you stay on top of site maintenance in cold weather. Gritting for site safety is vital to ensuring the safety of staff and visitors and reducing costs. It may feel strange to be thinking about getting the gritter out when spring is

How gritting works and who’s responsible for doing it?

By |2023-04-12T16:10:29+01:00April 12th, 2023|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, Engineering, Maintenance, Marketing, News|

Gritting roads is essential during the winter months in the UK. Knowing how gritting works as a business owner can ensure the roads and pathways around a premises are safe for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. The process of gritting involves spreading salt or grit on the road surfaces to prevent ice. It’s something we take