Don’t fall foul this Winter
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Don’t fall foul this Winter

Don’t fall foul this Winter

During the winter months, UK weather can be extreme and unpredictable, to say the least. However enjoyable it may be to see the first snowfall, it can cause considerable disruptions to businesses and in 2017/2018, we saw many organisations come to a standstill thanks to the ‘Beast from the East’. Yet, taking a proactive approach to your site maintenance can help you to stay prepared, whatever the weather. For our blog this week, we’re talking about winter maintenance services and the benefits they can bring to your business.

 

Protect your profits

In early 2018, businesses were on lockdown as the ‘Beast from the East’ hit the UK. Said to be the worst weather event since storm Emma in 2010, this extreme winter weather is predicted to have cost the UK economy £1billion per day thanks to reduced footfall, delayed shipments and disruptions to businesses as a whole, which will be no surprise to those who experienced it. Although this was a severe case, it certainly highlighted the lack of preparation from businesses across the UK, resulting in a standstill and a less prosperous quarter. It’s a prime example of why businesses should look to have a plan in place should this happen again.

 

Keep your staff and customers safe

When snow and ice hit, it can create unsafe environments, especially on walkways and entrance roads to your site, creating a whole host of health and safety issues which need to be considered. However, gritting preparation and maintenance services can help to clear any issues to ensure your property, paths and entrances remain clear so that your customers and staff can operate safely and effectively, supporting business as usual.

 

Prepare for the worst

Ultimately, your business should prepare for the worst and hope for the best. At CHC, when temperatures reach 1ºc, we have an automatic service on offer, triggering an alert to attend your site to ensure it remains safe, dispensing our gritting services or snow plough, whichever is needed most. Using white salt to maintain quality, protect the environment and prevent damage, our gritting services last up to 24-hours, unless the weather is incredibly severe. Of course, following our visit, we will always ensure that your site is clear of any hazards, with a full report before leaving your site.

 

In order to protect your profits and your people, the secret is to get prepared for bad weather well in advance. This includes implementing a winter maintenance service with a provider that you can trust and rely on, such as CHC. For more information or to get a free quote, call us on: 0800 085 7829