Snow is forecast – has your business organised a winter gritting contract?

Tuesday 6 December, 2022

Is your business prepared?

We are now officially in winter, and despite the recent mild weather the Met Office is warning that snow and frost will hit the UK this week. The Met Office issue a Cold Weather Alert and predict that overnight from the 6th December, temperatures could fall as low as -6C in some areas of the country. Read more about the cold weather alert on the BBC.

Does your business have a winter gritter?

We all remember the severe weather that arrived with the Beast from the East several years ago, and many businesses were caught out as they didn’t have a winter gritting contract set up, and they couldn’t clear their business premises of snow and ice.  

Do a winter risk assessment NOW before bad weather arrives

If your business hasn’t done a risk assessment related to gritting requirements in bad winter weather, we recommend that you call our Hertfordshire head office on 01727 851837. In your assessment you should consider how you would treat and grit different areas of your business. For example: access roads, pavements, the company car park, and paths.  

Winter weather forecast from 6th December

From Tuesday evening a northerly wind from the Arctic will reduce average December temperatures, and health care providers are on a level three cold weather alert and have been told to implement their cold weather plans. There is also a yellow weather warning for the first snow this winter. We are likely to see very cold sunny mornings, but frost is expected, which is dangerous for anyone accessing a business. 

A variety of winter gritting contracts available

We appreciate that different sized businesses have different gritting needs. If your colleagues and customers visit your business premises, you will need to always keep the company car park and all access roads free of snow and ice, so your business keeps open and there is no danger of accidents to staff or customers. 

Clearway Gritting is used to working with larger clients like retail parks, supermarkets, hospitals, or industrial parks that want a winter gritting contractor on call at any time 7 days a week. Some businesses that close at weekends take out a 5 day a week winter gritting cover. We also work with smaller independent businesses that have just set up a pay as you go gritting contract, but they know that if next week’s snow and ice affects the southeast our gritting teams will be ready to service their business.

Our winter gritting teams available throughout the South East

Clearway Gritting is one of the longest established gritting companies in the southeast. We grit and clear snow and ice in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, North London, Cambridgeshire, and Buckinghamshire.  As we have so many winter gritting teams working for Clearway Gritting you know our gritting teams don’t have to come far to service your business, and we don’t outsource our gritting.

Anand Clarke, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said: 

‘We have been surprised by winter snow before, so we recommend all businesses prepare themselves now before the bad winter weather arrives on Tuesday. Although the north of the UK is going to be hardest hit this week, this weather alert is just the first of the winter, there could be many more.

Call our winter gritting team on 01727 851837 for more information about setting up a gritting contract. All our contracts are different and tailored to your requirements.

We pride ourselves in discussing what your business needs are, and our local winter gritting teams are happy to come and visit your business, so we understand first hand your gritting concerns. Remember when the snow arrives it is too late to organise a winter gritting contractor for your business, as we are out gritting our client’s premises. If you want a local winter gritting contractor call Clearway Gritting now.’

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