Snow and ice bring about more than just colder temperatures and having to defrost your car in the morning. They can make areas extremely dangerous for both vehicles and pedestrians. Occupiers and owners of private land have a legal liability in the UK to ensure safe access to staff and visitors. On top of this, under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, an employer has a “Duty of Care” to ensure, as is reasonably practicable, a safe working environment for employees and anyone visiting, or travelling within close vicinity, to your premises. This includes suppliers attending your site or members of the public passing your business.
Obviously, we are all at the mercy of the weather and you can only do your best to try and provide a safe environment for your employees, family members or members of the public. We provide a winter maintenance service that ensures that your workplace, home, car park, street, footpaths, or any other area is gritted to provide a much safer environment. This means less slips, trips and falls. Less time off work. Less chance of vehicular accidents. Less chance of litigation and expensive court cases and the cost and damage to reputation that they bring.