Winter Maintenance – Gritting and the Law- Reducing the Risk of Slips on Icy surfaces – Usage of Salt
We have had an odd sort of winter so far….
There has been a situation featuring a rapid snow fall, late on a Friday morning, which meant that some sites which had only contracted us to grit areas for 5 days of a week, did not receive specific attention until the following Sunday night/Monday early morning, after being gritted in the early hours of the Friday prior to snow falling. This is the nature of the 5 day cover. Customers who contracted their sites to 7 day cover raised no concerns this year.
It is early on in the year.. all winter you have been admiring the large machinery used by grit spreaders, but you have kept your discipline, and biding your time, cleaning tools and servicing your mower.. you are ready and raring to go!
Many of our sites are reducing the frequency of our visits to their grass areas for the winter period, nowadays, but that does not mean that there is less to do, we just need to do a bit more thinking about what we do, rather than doing the same thing (grass cutting) each time.