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Where Can Businesses Get Grit For Winter

Many businesses fail to realise that it's a legal requirement for them to make their business safe and secure for customers to access in periods of inclement weather. This means that when the weather turns and ice and snow become a serious risk, you need to think about your responsibilities as a business for ensuring your paths are properly gritted.

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Getting The Grit

Local councils have a duty to grit the roads and pavements when surfaces become slippery due to bad weather, but many people don't know that those grit bins are for public use as well.

Visit your council website, or write to them, asking where your local grit bin is. You're allowed to use that grit to ensure the public pathway outside your business is as safe and secure for people to walk and drive as possible. A council will have measures in place to ensure that your local grit bin is always full.

Remember, however, that you're only entitled to use that council grit for gritting PUBLIC pavements and roads - if you want to grit your private business space, you're going to need to invest yourself.

Buying Your Own Grit

Fortunately, thanks to the internet, getting hold of your own grit bin is easy and can be done in just a couple of clicks. If you live in an area that regularly suffers from the effects of low temperatures, it might make a valuable investment to protect yourself against liability if someone slips and injures themselves on your property. A grit bin can ensure you always have grit conveniently and safely stored when required.

Knowing where to buy grit UK businesses can use through the winter is also important information. You may find that certain bins come as a "deal" package where they come pre-filled, but you're going to need to refill it sooner or later. Again, the internet has many resources available for grit and rock salt, or Weedfree Landscapes can help you.

What Type Of Bin Do You Need?

It depends entirely on the weather conditions you experience in your local area. If you're used to encountering ice and frost, it would be better for you to choose a larger bin. Remember that it's a wiser investment to be liberal with your gritting than to risk a lawsuit for public injury.

For any more advice on gritting and the right options for you, contact Weedfree Landscapes today.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
November 6, 2019
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.