How to choose a winter gritting contractor for your business

How to choose a winter gritting contractor for your business

How to choose a gritting contractor?

Friday 22 November, 2019

If your business wants to employ a gritting contractor to grit your premises this winter it is important that you choose a gritting contractor you can trust.

Clearway Gritting has the largest centralised winter gritting fleet and range of gritting vehicles in the south-east of England. If your business is looking for a reliable winter gritting company to grit your car parks, paths and private roads call us now on 01727 851837.  

Our winter gritting team operate from seven depots in the South East of England. We specialise in gritting retail parks, industrial parks, supermarkets, universities, hospitals and private businesses. Our depots are based in:

  • St Albans
  • Barnet
  • Huntingdon
  • Harlow
  • Aylesbury
  • Milton Keynes
  • Maldon

What to look for when you employ a winter gritting contractor?

1. How long has the gritting company been in business?

Whenever we experience bad weather, we see many gritting companies set up as demand for winter gritting increases. However, after mild winters these companies may often be forced to close because they don’t have enough contracts. Clearway Gritting has a long-established client base across the south-east of England as we have been a winter gritting contractor for sixteen years.

2. A range of winter gritting equipment

We recommend meeting your winter gritting contractor at their premises so you can check out the winter gritting equipment they use and guarantee that when bad weather hits their winter gritting vehicles can reach your business so deliver on their service contract.

Clearway gritting has a growing fleet of 80+ snowploughs and 36 spreaders that are used across our seven depots. Although we predominantly use 3.5 tonne Vale Engineering trailed spreaders, we also have six 7.5-tonne, two 14-tonne and two 18-tonne lorries that can grit larger premises or take on work further afield.

3. Does your gritting company have enough salt for the winter gritting season?

We spread sustainable white marine salt on company pavements, access roads and carparks, although this is commonly called grit.  We spread salt to prevent snow and ice forming. Your winter gritting contractor should have a contract in place with a reliable salt provider to guarantee they always have a salt supply regardless of how bad the winter weather is.

4. Choose a local winter gritting contractor

It is important that you choose a local winter gritting contractor and check the route your gritting contractor will use to get to your business. Private gritting contractors work with local councils who grit main roads but if you have a choice always choose a local gritting company that can access your premises via motorways or A roads so they will never have a problem getting to you in bad weather.  Clearway Gritting teams work with clients in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and North London and service clients from our local Clearway Gritting depots.

5. Use an accredited gritting company

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) is an external agency that rates all industries on their individual Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental performance, thus ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.

Andrew Sherriff, Managing Director Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said

‘it is never too late to start planning for bad weather, just call our winter gritting team now on 01727 851837 for a free initial consultation. We can discuss your winter gritting requirements and quickly put together a suitable winter gritting contract, so you have peace of mind in bad weather. We offer a variety of winter gritting packages either pay per visit or fixed price, for seven days or five days a week. We work with a variety of clients in different sectors including retail, education, health, manufacturing and construction. We find many clients want to make sure all their premises are gritted effectively in snow and ice so their workers and customers can access their company car parks, private paths and roads safely. Clearing the company car park effectively and enabling workers and customers to get to and from your business allows your company to stay open in all weather. Getting a contract organised now should be a priority before the winter weather arrives. Contact us now for more details on setting up your winter gritting contract.’

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