Snow Clearance

  • 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.


  • Snow Clearance

    Every year, without fail, the first sign of the ‘white stuff’ falling from the sky seems to signal chaos throughout the UK. So what will you do to prevent the snow from causing a disruption to your organisation?


    The key is to plan in advance. And with the support of a snow clearance specialist like us, this exercise will be more straightforward than you might think…

    • We can provide a planned or reactive service, depending on your needs and budget
    • We’ll proactively monitor the weather, using gold standard Met Office data, analysed by our team of in-house winter maintenance experts
    • Where possible we’ll pre-agree your designated on-site snow sacrifice area, to ensure we consider fire escape/emergency exit routes, parking restrictions and so on
    • We’ll also pass on as much of our knowledge and guidance as possible
    • And you’ll have contact with our Yorkshire headquartered snow clearance specialist, if you think you could benefit from this input
    • Our parent company J W Crowthers has used excavators and heavy machinery since the equipment was first available in Europe, so we have access to an extensive fleet of plant for nationwide use. We’ll match the equipment we need, to the specific requirements of your site
    • We’re founder members of the Contractor Plant Association and Road Haulage Association, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands
    • With a truly UK-wide presence, we look after clients large and small, unlike some of our competitors
    • And we’re available to help you 24 hours a day, throughout the season – we’ll be where you need us, when you need us.

    Why not contact us for a free quote, or discuss the winter maintenance support packages we can provide?