Winter Gritting Experts

Britain’s funniest gritter names just got funnier!

February 12, 2021

Across the country, gritters have been given a whole host of funny, creative and heart-warming names.

We’ve pulled together some of the best and funniest gritter names for 2020/2021 that made us groan, laugh and chuckle.

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Is too much winter gritting salt a bad thing?

February 10, 2021

As the country braces for more freezing conditions and sub-zero temperatures, many facilities managers are focused on keeping roads and car parks safe, and free from ice. GRITIT are the winter specialists, and we work in partnership with you to deliver winter gritting and snow clearing services, ensuring your sites remain open and compliant no matter the weather.

When it comes to deciding how much winter gritting salt to use, it is natural to think that “more is better.” However, this is not always the case.

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Supporting the NHS, Emergency and Blue Light Sectors

January 21, 2021

More now than ever, it is important that our NHS and emergency services are kept operational.

GRITIT delivers winter gritting and snow clearing services to key sites across the country and understands the complex challenges facing today’s hospitals and emergency service providers, especially during these challenging times.

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Why does using pre-bagged salt impact the environment?

January 18, 2021

It goes without saying that the longer the cold weather continues, the more salt will be used to de-ice carparks, roads and walkways. This simple fact means that a sizeable number of companies offering winter gritting services will source their de-icing materials (mainly salt) in pre-packaged bags, as it is convenient and logistically easy to transport.

With more snow and freezing temperatures forecast for this week, GRITIT looks at the hidden environmental impact of using pre-bagged salt.

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Why Did Storm Filomena Cause Widespread Disruption?

January 14, 2021

The cold temperatures (down to -8C) and heavy snow (up to 50cm) that recently fell on parts of Spain as a result of Storm Filomena, made many of us remember the experiences of 2018, when the "Beast from the East" reached the UK and caused widespread disruption.

Watching the unprecedented Spanish scenes of snow-buried streets and people skiing through the centre of Madrid, we ask ourselves why Storm Filomena caused so much disruption to central and northern parts of Spain.

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