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Gritting For Business Grounds - Keeping Visitors And Employees Safe Over Winter

Gritting is one of the primary considerations every business owner needs to make when they're preparing their business for the coming winter. Slip hazards are very real, and one of the most common ways that employees or visitors might injure themselves while on your property - remember that you are potentially liable if this happens.

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That's why it makes sense to do everything possible to eliminate the risk.

Who Is At Risk Of Slipping?

Everyone who comes near or inside your property. This could be anyone from you and your employees, to clients and customers, to delivery drivers and even those simply passing along your pathways. Wherever the boundaries of your property lie, it's up to you to do everything possible to keep it as safe as you can to traverse, no matter the weather.

What Does Gritting Actually Do?

Gritting offers two ways to improve the safety of walking along an icy surface. The first is that the salt will, of course, begin to melt any ice or snow that is covering the path. The second is that the grit will then provide extra traction for footwear, meaning the slip risk is minimised even when the ice or snow has melted and water remains.

Can You Do The Gritting Yourself?

Technically yes you can - but there's a lot to consider. First, there's ensuring you have enough grit to cover your property. Then there's knowing how much grit to use - you need to use enough to get the job done, but not so much that you're just wasting it. Then there's the sheer labour involved. Gritting in most cases is still done the old-fashioned way - namely with a big bin of grit and a shovel. It can be a considerable time and effort investment to do it all yourself.

That's why it makes sense to invest in the services of a professional team like you'll find at Weedfree Landscapes. We can help advise you on the best type of grit to use to get the best results, we can plan out the areas on your property that will need gritting, and we can take care of the gritting itself as a part of our grounds maintenance plan.

Contact Weedfree Landscapes Today

No matter what kind of business you operate, or what your grounds look like, it's essential you keep them as safe as possible this winter by regularly gritting them. Contact Weedfree Landscapes to make it both easy and affordable to do so.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
November 25, 2020
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.