When do we start gritting?

Salt is ideally spread before roads become icy or snow starts to fall..

This is known as precautionary salting. After a sub zero temperature

has been forecast we spread the salt ideally in advance of the

temperature fall and freezing conditions.

Prevention of ice formation is far better practice than treating already

 formed ice/fallen snow.

Gritting is carried out over night to minimise disruption to site use.

During adverse weather such as snow and freezing rain we may require

 to grit and plough during the day or as and when required.

We would usually supply the salt/grit or if requested we could use the salt on your site . We will grit in accordance with BS3247 :1991 for the prevailing conditions. Our spreaders will hold up to 500 kilos of salt and as such can cover a large area quickly but effectively. This means that in nearly every case it is more cost effective than providing your own in house solutions

Text Box: 							When would we plough ?

						We continually monitor the weather forecast and 								in the likelihood of significant snow fall we would 								plough with simultaneous gritting.
						The plough has a width limit of 6 foot minimum 									and as such is designed for use on larger areas such as school drives, car parks and playgrounds. Smaller width areas would be cleared by hand and gritted by a wheeled pedestrian machine
The areas to be ploughed would be pre determined and any obstacles like speed ramps would be noted

What do we do next ?

We currently supply schools in Keighley, Ilkley and Bradford area with their Grounds maintenance, Grass cutting, Football and Sports pitch programmes and it is through several requests by schools for gritting and ploughing that we have decided to offer this winter programme

 

We know that most schools have car parks and driveways that need to be kept safe and accessible.

 

Just call the number below and we will come and visit your site to see how we can help over the  coming months