Legislation is such nowadays that litigation is ever present for businesses. Occupiers of commercial premises are strictly governed by health & safety regulations. They are required to assess risks to make sure employees and customers are protected when there are icy conditions. Ignoring these requirements just might end up in very expensive legal action brought by an individual injured by slipping on the premises.
The recent slip and trip act, part of the regulations, prompted this advice: “Slip and trip accidents increase during the Winter season as the cold weather spells cause ice and snow to build up on paths. There are effective actions that you can take to reduce the risk of a slip or trip. Regardless of the size of your site, always ensure that regularly used walkways are promptly tackled.” (Source: Health & Safety Executive).
Our gritting and salt spreading service covers access roads, car parks and pedestrian footpaths. We offer both rock and manufactured salt for different locations and purposes. In fact, we offer solutions for a large number of ice related risks reducing the knock on effect of incidents, as well easing the winter burden on business whilst aiding productivity. Our night gritting service is designed to reduce the risk of disruption to morning traffic significantly.