With snow and ice forecast across much of the UK, GRITIT™ is ready for some busy nights and days ahead, keeping facilities open for business and safe for visitors alike. Whilst the nation has experienced a mild and unusually wet winter to date, February can bring severe challenges.
After a couple of months of unseasonably mild weather, Winter has finally made an appearance across the British Isles, with stormy, wet westerlies giving way to chilly northerlies, frosty mornings and picturesque landscapes. Yet, behind the facade of all this Winter beauty, as the nation's commuters discovered this morning, this also means black ice when driving, and slip, fall and trip hazards in ungritted company car parks and footpaths, a hidden risk that your employees can do without and that could put your company in tricky legal waters if it has not fulfilled its duty of care.
As November comes to a close, polar winds are set to push down through the UK from the north and cause widespread overnight freezes, which will make the following mornings hazardous and icy. GRITIT™'s weather forecasters Metdesk concur with widespread weather predictions that a change is on the way towards the end of the week, when northerly winds will bring drier, chillier and icier temperatures across the nation.
GRITIT™'s reputation comes from our highly effective winter gritting capability, which is hard to beat: national business, local delivery, industry leading technology and committed people.
There's a lot that goes into the daily grit, from start to finish - here's a look at the processes, science and tech that drives your winter gritting.