ROAD AND CAR PARK GRITTING, SNOW CLEARANCE AND WINTER MAINTENANCE
We can keep your business running through the cold winter months
We’ve been maintaining gardens and grounds for over 25 years and in that time we have developed an enviable reputation for excellence which stretches right across the country, during the winter months we carry out gritting and snow clearance call outs at very competitive rates.
Now, with over 50 regional offices and maintaining thousands of sites, we are one of the largest grounds maintenance companies in the country.
We have a proven track record of highly professional and totally cost-effective management for people who recognise the benefits of using specialist suppliers for their non-core business.
Footpaths and roads can be really hazardous in the winter months, preventing customers, clients and tenants from safely and effectively arriving at their destinations. It has never been as vital to make sure your footpaths, car parks and access roads are safe when we have frost and freezing conditions, or when we get snowfall.
Snow and ice can cause massive disruption to any site, and with the huge potential for injury to staff or visitors and financial loss it is essential that it is managed and controlled properly. Get rid of the worry and headache this winter by letting Countrywide Gritting reduce that risk for you with their gritting and snow clearance call-out services.
COUNTRYWIDE FOR ALL YOUR WINTER MAINTENANCE NEEDS
24 HOUR CALL OUT
Our gritting and snow removal services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to put your mind at ease when a storm hits and you need service immediately.
For those let down by other companies or caught by surprise by mother nature’s wrath, we have emergency gritting and snow clearance second to none.
Our services are available nationally from our 50 regional offices. Giving you local service from a national company.
When temperatures drop ice control becomes crucial in keeping roads clear and people safe. We are the winter maintenance company you can trust. Whether you are de-icing a roadway, footpath or car park, Countrywide has the service to meet your needs.
Snow can cause massive disruption to any site, and with the huge potential for financial loss and injury to staff or visitors it is essential that it is managed and controlled. Get rid of the headache this winter by letting Countrywide deal with and reduce that risk for you
COUNTRYWIDE CAN OFFER YOU
High tech Met Office forecasting
State of the art gritting vehicles
Road gritting & snow clearance throughout the UK
Pay per treatment with all costs agreed in advance
No tie in or retainers
Overnight visits to minimise disruption
Satellite tracked gritting vehicles
Cover can be given 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year
£10 million public liability insurance
Gritting and snow clearance throughout the UK
HOW GRITTING WORKS
Salt plays a major role in melting snow and ice on roads and paths. It also helps prevent the formation of the bond between the road and the snow or ice, so that roads and paths can be cleared more quickly and easily. When temperatures drop gritting or salt spreading becomes crucial in keeping roads and paths clear and people safe.
The bottom line is that salt lowers the freezing point of water. This is how it helps keep roads clear and safer for driving so that things keep moving despite the freezing conditions. Salt is spread on the snow or ice covered road. using gritting machines As the salt comes into contact with the snow or ice, melting begins and water is produced. This water containing dissolved salt known as “brine”. Brine freezes at lower temperatures than water, so it remains a liquid at below freezing. The brine works its way further into the snow and ice and eventually down to the surface of the path or road . From here, brine can spread out under the ice, removing the bond between the road surface and the ice. The remaining snow and ice floats on top of the brine, allowing the movement of traffic to break it down further and into slush. There are many variables in the effectiveness of salt including temperature, time, and the application rate.
50 REGIONAL OFFICES
Servicing the whole of the UK, from Lands End to John O'Groats
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Tyne and Wear
HEALTH & SAFETY
Under the health and safety at work act 1974
Employers have to ensure their employees and anyone else who could be affected by their work such as visitors, members of the public, patients etc. are kept safe from harm and that their health is not affected. This means slip and trips risks must be controlled to ensure people do not slip, trip and fall. People must be able to move around safely.
Slips and trips are responsible for:
Over a third of all reported major injuries;
20% of over-3-day injuries to employees;
2 fatalities per year;
50% of all reported accidents to members of the public that happen in
Cost to employers £512 million per year (lost production and other costs);
Cost to health service £133 million per year;
Incalculable human cost;
More major injuries in manufacturing and in the service sectors than any other
GET IN TOUCH FOR A FREE QUOTATION
QUESTION? CALL US
Freephone 0800 234 567
Countrywide House, Oak Green, Earl Road, Cheadle Hulme,
Cheshire, SK8 6QL.
As well as offering you a winter maintenance service Countrywide can also maintain your grounds all year round with their full grounds maintenance service, visit our website at www.countrywidegrounds.com for further details