Water logging can be pretty destructive, In some situations, floods are deadly. Floods destroy paper records and wood and fabric furniture, homes and businesses are devastated, people die; even expensive wine collections are rendered worthless as the labels are soaked off them like in this case after Hurricane Sandy, but enough about the stuff that appears on the news.
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Winter Maintenance – Gritting and the Law- Reducing the Risk of Slips on Icy surfaces
We begin our assessment of the needs of sites in the winter by taking a look at what responsibilities are asked of our clients; the owners, managers and occupiers of premises…. when should they take responsibility for spreading grit or when should they responsibility be passed to other users of the facility.
Continue reading Winter Risk Management – Grit and the Law – Landscape Maintenance
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.
Continue reading Winter 2012/2013 – An update of our thoughts…
When I was at school I had to learn a Christmas Carol called “In the bleak midwinter….” and at the time I grumbled about it.
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