Health & safety concerns prompt businesses to get a gritting contractor

Clearway organises company car park gritting for your business

Clearway Gritting vehicles out over the cold snap

Thursday 23 January, 2020

Health and safety concerns prompt gritting during the recent cold weather

Clearway Gritting vehicles have been gritting our client’s workplaces to ensure they are free of ice and frost when their workers and customers arrive in the morning. 

If your business needs a winter gritting contractor call our St Albans team on 01727 851837. We service clients in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, and North London.

Temperatures fall below zero in the cold snap

The current cold snap has sent temperatures in the south-east and the rest of England plummeting to below zero and comes immediately after a period of very mild winter weather. It demonstrates how quickly our UK weather can change and should encourage businesses to plan ahead to cover the possibility of snow and ice this winter.  Our winter gritting vehicles have been out gritting private businesses supporting the local county council vehicles that grit our main roads and motorways.

Clearway Gritting has gritted a record number of premises already this winter

Despite the mild December Clearway Gritting has already gritted more client premises than at the same time last year.  We have gritted more sites because we experienced cold weather in November, and we have increased the number of clients we work with.

Two-year anniversary of ‘Beast from the East’ approaches

It is just a month away from the two year anniversary of the ‘Beast from the East.’ On the 22nd of February 2018 Great Britain and Ireland was affected by a cold wave of winter weather, called the ‘Beast from the East’ by the media, but officially named anticyclone Hartmut. It brought very low temperatures and heavy snowfall to most of the country. We are currently experiencing anticyclone conditions, but cloudless skies mean we don’t have any snow. However, this could change very quickly, especially as we are now in the coldest months of the year.

Why choose Clearway Gritting as your gritting contractor?

Clearway Gritting is the largest winter gritting contractor in the south east of England. We have been gritting for 16 years and have a modern fleet of winter gritting vehicles that can attend your business. We have a well organised team of winter gritting staff who work from six depots in the south-east of England in Huntingdon, Aylesbury, Maldon, Harlow, Barnet, Milton Keynes and St Albans.

Peter Boniface, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said: ‘it is very easy for private businesses, retail parks, industrial parks, hospitals and supermarkets that require winter gritting services to gamble that the winter weather will be mild this year and not organise a winter gritting contractor. However, even in the current cold spell when we haven’t seen snow, we have had calls from our clients to come and grit their workplaces for health and safety reasons. Businesses must ensure that their workplace is safe for their workers and customers. They have a duty of care to grit their company car parks, private roads and paths In frosty weather so anyone visiting the premises doesn’t slip and injure themselves, or have an accident in a vehicle on an untreated access road.’

Peter Boniface, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting , St Albans, Hertfordshire continued: ‘Clearway Gritting is a reliable winter gritting contractor offering a 24 hour winter gritting service seven days a week so you can always be reassured that we can clear snow, ice or frost from your business premises and your business can remain open at all times. We also offer a five-day winter gritting contract or a pay per visit package. We will salt and grit your premises and remove snow and ice. We can supply and refill your salt and grit bins and grit your company car park and all adjoining paths and roads used to access your offices, shops, factories or hospitals. Clearway Gritting is a family owned winter gritting maintenance company that has established long-term relationships with many of our South East based clients. We work with you to assess your gritting requirements so we can offer you a bespoke winter gritting package.  If you choose us as your winter gritting contractor, you will have peace of mind that if the ‘Beast from the East’ is repeated this winter your company can remain open. Call our winter gritting contracting team on 01727 851837 for a free initial consultation to discuss your winter gritting requirements.’

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