Businesses are reviewing their continuity plans during lockdown. It’s essential that all eventualities are considered – don’t forget Winter Gritting.
The unfortunate consequence of the coronavirus pandemic is that companies have had to adapt to new ways of working and many employers have had to review their business continuity plan during lockdown.
Consider winter gritting in your business continuity plan
A business continuity plan should assess potential threats and hazards and offer guidance on how companies maintain their ongoing operations. At Clearway Gritting we recommend that all private businesses, retail parks, industrial estates, supermarkets, universities and private businesses consider employing a winter gritting contractor and making this central to your business continuity plan.
Why should my company employ a winter gritting contractor?
When the UK suffered from the effects of the ‘Beast from the East’ two years ago many businesses who hadn’t organised winter gritting contracts were forced to close because of heavy snowfall, as many of their employees and customers couldn’t drive to work or park at their company offices. During this period Clearway Gritting was inundated with phone calls asking us to grit their company premises. When we meet clients for the first time, we always discuss the unpredictability of the winter gritting season and recommend that all businesses plan for snow and ice between November and April.
How Clearway Gritting assesses which company premises require gritting?
When we are employed by a new business as their gritting contractor, we will look round their business premises, so we understand the layout of their company buildings and offices, we will also review their access roads, their pathways and footpaths and the layout and size of their company carpark. We review the main areas that require gritting in order to maintain the health and safety standards that their staff and customers expect. The main focus of our winter gritting tends to be the company car park as all staff and customers have to be able to drive in and out safely at all times.
Why choose Clearway Gritting to grit your company premises?
Clearway Gritting is the largest winter gritting contractor in the south east of England and we have been effectively gritting company premises for a variety of different businesses for sixteen years. Our winter gritting teams work from depots in St Albans in Hertfordshire, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, Harlow and Maldon in Essex and Barnet in North London. We clear access roads, pavements, private roads and company car parks.
Peter Boniface, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said:
'Organising a winter gritting contractor is an easy thing to do and something businesses can plan for when they review their business continuity plan. At Clearway Gritting we offer a variety of winter gritting packages that will suit your private business. We offer either a pay per visit or a fixed price package for either seven or five days per week.
By outsourcing your winter gritting requirements and employing a local winter gritting contractor you will have peace of mind that no-one will be injured at your workplace. It is never too late to organise a winter gritting contractor. For more information and a free initial consultation to discuss our winter gritting contracts call our St Albans winter gritting team on 01727 851837.’
Clearway Gritting offers your business cost effective and carefully planned preventative and reactive road and pavement gritting for the effective prevention of ice and the clearance of snow.