Gritting Services

  • Why work with us?

    We have been recognised for our approach to quality, environmental, and health and safety management, as evidenced by our UKAS accredited, BSI audited ISO9001, 14001 and 18001 certifications.

    We also proudly hold CHAS, SafeContractor, Contractor Plus, Achilles, Construction Line, Altius and Safe Mark accreditations, giving you peace of mind that The Gritting Company cares about on-site performance and the highest standards across the board. We are also founder members of RHA & CPA.

    We believe we are the UK’s only winter maintenance specialist that can truthfully say we have never run out of salt. With strong supplier relationships, the ability to haul our own salt, and stockyards with 20,000 tonnes of BS 3247 salt in reserve, we will always have spare capacity.

    Our in-house weather experts are trained to Met Office gold quality mark standard, enabling them to accurately interpret the most trusted, reliable and current Met Office forecast data supplied in the UK, throughout the day.

    We combine our proven monitoring expertise with unrivalled knowledge of localised climates and geographical variances, to ensure our gritting teams hit the road exactly when the time is right.

    Because we have the most comprehensive fleet of gritting vehicles, salt spreaders and snow clearance equipment in the country, of course we want to protect them. But this isn’t the main reason for our long-standing investment in GPRS tracking.

    The system allows us to document and evidence every single site we visit, providing us with a comprehensive audit trail of all our activity for the last five years. The live tracking information also feeds into our advanced job management system, enabling us to provide an unbroken, nationwide service with utmost client transparency.

    We have never believed in a one size fits all approach. That’s why we’re the chosen gritting and snow clearance specialist for private clients, large and small, throughout the whole of the UK.

    From local GP surgeries to national retail parks and leading supermarkets, there are no sites we cannot support, and our high quality services are always provided at the most competitive price possible.


  • Services

    As the age-old saying goes, time flies. So ask yourself, are you prepared for the winter months?

    When the temperature drops and the UK is covered with frost, ice or snow, do you have plans in place to ensure ‘business as usual’? Or does your organisation risk grinding to a halt because it’s not safe – or physically possible – for employees, customers, patients, students, suppliers or visitors, to get into your premises.
    It’s surprising how many businesses don’t budget for winter maintenance services, choosing instead to risk getting by without any expert support. But the costs associated with not investing in specialist gritting and snow clearance expertise far outweigh the very manageable fees for our professional help.

    Benefits of comprehensive gritting services:
    • In commercial businesses, you safeguard productivity levels by ensuring your employees can get into work as normal
    • In retail environments, you don’t risk a drop in sales due to shoppers not being able to reach you. This is particularly crucial surrounding the peak Christmas season, when reduced December revenues could affect your results for the whole year
    • You keep staff and visitors safe, by striving to prevent slips and trips due to icy conditions underfoot
    • This also helps protects you from potentially costly accident and injury claims, that could affect your bottom line and your reputation.

    At The Gritting Company, we provide both planned and reactive contracted winter maintenance services, to keep your site clear during adverse weather conditions. Please explore the pages below to learn exactly how we can help you…