Winter is a high-risk season. The stats on the number of injuries from slips and falls on ice demonstrate that time has to be spent to anticipate and plan ahead, and the compensation claims are on the increase. Read about GRITIT's top tips for slip-proofing all types of outdoor areas.
Following the first snow and ice warnings since last winter, the UK has got off to an even colder start this October. Despite a mix of bright days and heavy rains we're having the coldest October in decades with minimum temperatures 6-8 degrees below the average for the year. If you're catching up here's when and how to salt roads and paths to prepare for the forecasted icy months to come.
If you're new to managing site safety when there is ice and snow and are sorting your service for the coming winter, GRITIT's quick start guide can help you get to grips with the basics of the science and service facts and all important legal requirements.
As a business, the last thing you need is a claim made against you for a trip, fall or accident on your facility during the winter months.
The way to avoid this is proactive gritting - spread salt over areas likely to freeze before it freezes.
That way it won't freeze into ice, and you'll avoid any chance of someone making a claim against you.