Is your winter gritting contract fit for purpose?

Tuesday 22 August, 2023

Summer is the best time to organise a new gritting contract

It is unlikely you are thinking about winter now, however summer is the best time to call us and arrange a winter gritting contract for your private business. At Clearway Gritting, our operations manager and his team are already planning our winter gritting schedule.  

Now is a good time to take out a winter gritting contract or review your previous winter gritting contract to make sure your business is ready for snow and ice this winter. 

Is your winter gritting contract fit for purpose?

Although less snow fell during the 2022/23 winter gritting season compared with previous years, up to March 2023 the Clearway Gritting teams made over 25,000 site visits, approximately 30% more site visits than during the 2021/22 winter gritting season. Clearway Gritting was busier because on many evenings the temperature fell below freezing. In these situations, we send out our gritting teams to lay pre-emptive grit in case ice forms. This is particularly important to our clients as there are health and safety issues if icy pavements, private roads and paths are left untreated on their premises.

How to choose a winter gritting contractor?

It is important to do your research and choose a local winter gritting contractor with considerable experience who uses up to date gritting equipment. Remember to go and visit your gritting contractor before you sign a contract so you can assess their business, meet the gritting team who will service your premises and understand your contract terms.

Largest winter gritter in South East

Clearway Gritting is the largest gritting contractor in the south-east and our teams have been gritting paths, pavements, footpaths, car parks, private roads for a variety of private clients since 2005.  

Gritting hubs located close to our clients 

Our winter gritting teams operate from the following locations, St Albans, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Harlow, Huntingdon, and Milton Keynes. As we have so many winter gritting teams situated around the M25 our clients have peace of mind that our gritting teams can always reach their businesses whatever the weather.  

Modern winter gritting equipment

The Clearway Gritting fleet is expanding rapidly and currently totals 36 spreaders and 80+ snow ploughs. Our teams can operate all our snow machinery and have annual refresher training in the Autumn.

Winter gritting contracts suitable for all businesses

Our winter gritting contracts are flexible so you can set up a personalised gritting contract suitable for your business. We offer a five day a week winter gritting package so your business will be covered if there is bad weather on Monday-Friday only. This suits many offices. We also have contracts with retail parks and industrial parks, universities, hospitals, and supermarkets that need a 24-hour winter gritting service, and we can offer this service too. If your business is looking for a cheaper winter gritting service, you could consider taking out our pay as you go contract. This gives you the freedom to decide when you need us to come out and grit your premises.  

Anand Clarke, Managing Director, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said: 

“We always fully discuss a client’s requirements before recommending a suitable gritting package. All our winter gritting teams are trained so they can use our snow machinery, and we don’t outsource our gritting, so the team you meet is the team that will service your business.

We are always inundated with phone calls when snow arrives, but it’s too late then to set up a winter gritting contract. Given climate change, the recent cold winter and the unpredictability of the weather we recommend you contact us soon, so you have gritting cover this winter. We have several different contract options for your company.

It is easy to alter your contract once it’s set up but call us now on 01727 851837 to protect your staff, customers and premises.”

In Summary..

Take out a new Clearway Gritting contract for the 2023/24 gritting season. Call us now to discuss your individual winter gritting requirements, so you have peace of mind that our teams can help you in bad weather.

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