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You Can’t Guarantee The Weather, But You Can Be Prepared For Whatever Comes Your Way

Written by: phs Greenleaf

phs Greenleaf has been providing planting and landscaping services to businesses for over 25 years, including indoor and outdoor plants, artificial and live planting, living walls, grounds maintenance and Christmas trees and decorations.

You Can’t Guarantee The Weather, But You Can Be Prepared For Whatever Comes Your Way

With colder temperatures, increased rainfall, and strong winds, the risk of having a workplace accident is greatly increased during the winter months.

Ice and snow can make business car parks and walkways unsafe and dangerous for employees and customers. If these areas aren’t gritted in cold weather, it could lead to slips, trips, falls, and car accidents.

What does the law say?

HSE guidance says gritting should be carried out ‘when frost, ice or snow is forecast or when walkways are likely to be damp or wet and the floor temperatures are at, or below freezing.’

If your business has a car park, you have a legal obligation to keep the area safe and accessible.  

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), says slips and trips are the most common cause of workplace injury; in fact, they account for over a third of major accidents that occur.

To reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls in the winter, businesses should make sure external paths are regularly cleared of ice and snow, and that they are pro-actively gritted when needed.

The easiest and safest way to grit

Health and safety can be overwhelming, by outsourcing gritting services you can guarantee your premises are always safe and compliant during the colder months.

For example, phs Greenleaf grit services are fully-insured services and compliant with Duty of Care obligations.

By outsourcing these services, you can ensure all work is undertaken before any employees or visitors arrive on site.

You also won’t have to invest in specialist machinery or workplace training.  

phs Greenleaf uses gritting machinery that has been successfully tested in harsh North American winter weather.  Therefore, even in the worst of winter weather, essential premises are able to safely remain open.

Environmentally Friendly Gritting Services

We're always striving to improve not just in our service delivery but also when it comes to reducing our environmental footprint. We do this through several initiatives…

  • Our salt used for gritting services is sourced only from the UK, eliminating our carbon emissions from overseas transportation.
  • Our gritting machines are calibrated, and operators are expertly trained to ensure the optimum amount of salt is used for all conditions, minimising unnecessary waste.
  • Our fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles are equipped with smart technology that optimises routes between sites, reducing overall fuel consumption and maximising time efficiency.
  • With advanced weather forecasting technology, we can make sure that our team does not needlessly visit sites and only grit when required.
  • Our electric staff vehicles are the most environmentally friendly way to commute for managing service. That's why we aim to switch as many vehicles as possible to electric over the next few years.

Why choose phs Greenleaf?

phs Greenleaf gritting services are flexible and cost-effective. This adaptive approach to winter safety allows you to take control of your budget. There is no set charge for the gritting season, you only pay for visits attended, with all visits triggered by real-time weather reporting.

Gritting services from phs Greenleaf only use White Marine Salt, as opposed to Brown Rock Salt. This minimises the amount of visible dirt carried into buildings.

We offer nationwide servicing with the delivery and spreading of grit included. Multi-site contracts are available.

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