During winter time, one of the most crucial aspects of safety for company employees, store passersby and company visitors is the assurance that they can safely arrive at work and leave the company premises on a daily basis.
Owning to the typical weather conditions over the winter time in Britain, many businesses do not realise the importance of adequate winter maintenance for their access roads, delivery routes, entry and exit points that involves proper car park and road gritting and snow clearing services carried out thoroughly and in a timely manner, as soon as significant snow fall has been recorded.
As winter safety is not commonly considered in the UK to pose a threat to health and safety of colleagues and store visitors, many business owners do not have a coherent outlook on how to provide safe working environment when the outside temperatures drop below the freezing point and snowfall accumulates overnight. This is where UK Gritting can step in and help your establishment operate as usual, even in severe icy or snowy weather conditions.
A winter maintenance contractor’s staff are fully trained professionals, dedicated to making sure your business premises are safe to any passersby and visitors, any car parks on the premises are cleared off snow and ice building up on the pavement and access routes are cleared to prevent any delays in deliveries before your opening hours or the time your first stock delivery is scheduled to arrive.
Contracting nationwide gritting services is utmost beneficial for multi-site companies with subsidiaries scattered across the country. Hiring one road gritting contractor that provides national gritting services for routes and car parks to do the job relieves multiple business managers off the time they would need to invest into seeking a suitable gritting contractor.
Snow can be cleared off and the gritting works carried out internally by one of company’s staff – it is highly unlikely, however, it would provide a long-term hassle-free guarantee that the company would not be sued in case snow clearing and gritting are not complete promptly enough and an accidents where someone gets an injury that is followed by hospitalisation and may bear the consequences of a permanent damage to the person’s physical health. In this case, if the area has not been carefully cleared off snow and gritted, your company may be held liable for any incidents.
The jobs are scheduled to be carried out early in the mornings, if the snowfall has accumulated during night time. Otherwise, timing of your gritting service being carried out depends on the pace at which heavy snowfall is cumulating on the ground – in most cases, after an average of 2 cm has been recorded on the ground, your snow clearing contractor will automatically schedule a job and assign a unit who will promptly carry out the task on your location.
UK’s leading companies in the market are nowadays using online reporting and scheduling software to notify the clients as soon as the job has been scheduled, and confirm after the area has been marked as safe for use by staff and visitors. This relieves you off the hassle of checking up on the job to make sure the premises have been cleared off.
A life tracking system for nationwide gritting and snow clearing has one more benefit of utmost importance to nationwide establishments – one representative can overlook the winter maintenance task, making sure the head office fully aware of the progress of snow clearing and gritting on other of their locations anywhere in Britain.
Nationwide gritting services are provided by UK-wide companies that operate daily through local team of gritting experts with their own winter maintenance machinery and yet standardised management of operations, so that each subsidiary can expect similar prime quality of service. Local teams performing gritting and snow clearing on the property nearby mean they are experienced in performing similar jobs in the area, and have the ability to geographically navigate in the region.
National gritting contractors are a solid choice for one more reason – they have managed to succeed and expand their business to earn the name of a national company. They have teams of highly qualified staff working with the company and have optimised their operations to deliver effective, fast solutions.
Never be afraid to ask for references and testimonials from the company’s previous clients – both sides realise how important it is for you to acquire complete peace of mind that only the most reliable people are taking care of your property. A solid gritting company with years’ worth of experience in the industry will have to trouble referring you to the list of their previous, ideally satisfied, clients.
Read more on how you can benefit from hiring a gritting contractor for your business: http://www.ukgritting.co.uk/news-article/the-benefits-of-our-gritting-services-for-businesses/
Looking for a solid winter gritting contractor operating in London and the South East? Look no further – contract our friendly team of gritting experts at 0800 122 3316 to request an obligation-free advice on a suitable gritting solution for your commercial premises.