Despite the fact every business must ensure its property or premises does not threaten the health and safety of employees and customers, this is especially true during wintertime. For example, adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain or snow, strong winds, and freezing temperatures could make access roads and delivery routes as well as entrance points and pavements extremely hazardous.
Unfortunately, several businesses feel as though the Great British weather is more unpredictable than unsafe, even though the prospect of injury to a member of staff or the general public could result in reduced productivity, a damaged reputation, and significant financial loss.
For this reason, it makes sense to enlist the services of a snow clearance and ice gritting professional such as De-Ice to help your business operate as usual all-year round.
Reasons for snow clearance and gritting services
In addition to complying with your health and safety responsibilities, snow clearance and ice gritting carried out by a professional can also ensure that roads and pavements are safe enough to open up the doors, welcome customers on to the premises, accept important deliveries, and enable staff to leave on time.
This is particularly important for businesses with countless locations across the country. De-Ice has regional centres up and down the UK, providing a local service to subsidiaries that don’t have the time or resources to manage snow clearance and gritting themselves.
You can also enjoy added peace of mind that the business won’t be liable if someone has an accident or injury on your property as a result of improper snow clearance and gritting. Otherwise, the business could have to go through a lengthy, unwanted, and potentially expensive personal claims case.
What you need to know about snow clearance and gritting
Most contractors will use state-of-the-art radar systems to predict the weather ahead of time for a quick and effective response. But while most jobs are scheduled in the early hours, as snow and ice tends to accumulate overnight, overnight site attendance is often available too.
You can rest assured that machine operators will have the experience and expertise required to perform snow clearance and gritting with the utmost professionalism. However, it also helps to have a customer service point of contact available 24/7 should your business need impromptu assistance.
For more information about how De-Ice can fulfil these requirements, get in touch today.