Accidents increase in winter as freezing conditions make car parks, pathways and entrances more dangerous. Are you protected?

What’s your winter maintenance policy? and are you sure it completely covers you in the event of a slip or fall on your premises?

Questions to ask yourself:-

  • How and when you will grit your car parks, pathways, entrances, fire escapes and any other access area which might pose a risk?
  • Who will undertake your gritting for you – will you do it yourself in-house or engage a gritting contractor?
  • How will you – or your gritting contractor – decide when to grit and when not to?
  • Do you or your gritting contractor have a full road surface temperature forecast to hand?
  • How will your gritting contractor notify you a) when they are going to grit and b) that they have successfully completed the work?
  • If your gritting contractor makes the decision, do you have the ability to stop the gritting if you feel there is enough salt down from previous visits?
  • If you are going to grit yourself, or want extra emergency cover, where will the salt bins be situated and how will they be refilled?
  • In extreme weather conditions can you get a re-grit organised quickly without extra cost?
  • Does your liability and employer insurance cover the above risks?
Detailed Forecast Analysis

Accurate forecasting and risk management: weather forecasters don’t have a great reputation, but the ones you see on TV are trying to give a quick forecast to large parts of the country.

If you’ve ever driven for twenty minutes and found the weather completely different then you’ll understand why this can’t work!

We use highly professional, accurate and most importantly, very local weather forecasts to make sure we know exactly what’s going to happen near your business, so we can make informed decisions about whether or not to grit.

That protects your business because we don’t miss you out when it’s icy – and it protects your budget because we don’t grit when it isn’t.

Our Weather Watch system enables us to take the worry out of whether or not to grit especially as most web based forecasts state air temperature and not road surface temperature where the ice hazard forms. Nurture monitors the weather conditions across the UK using the Met Offices detailed Weather Forecasting System to monitor all weather conditions. This approach allows our clients to focus on their core business.

Flexible Call Out System

Gritting that suits your business: either on a fixed seasonal contract or on a pay per visit contract.

Not only that, but you can easily opt-out of visits: if there’s still plenty of grit on the ground from previous visits or your site will be closed for a special reason then just let us know and we’ll neither visit nor charge you that night.

We’ll also help you to plan what’s best for your business: for example, if you are open on the weekend but traditionally have fewer visitors then we might suggest gritting only the main trunking roads and a reduced parking area and pass those savings on to you.

On the other hand, if it’s a particularly busy time for you then it may be advisable to have extra grit-supplies kept on-site in case of emergencies.

We want you to be in control and confident that your business is going to be safe – whatever the weather.

Our Own Local Operatives

We’re the right people for the job: we’re a national company, and we’re proud of that. The size and reach lets us invest in better equipment, better forecasting systems and better supplies.

But there’s something about being local too: local people know the area, they’ll get to know your business and your site to make sure you get the best possible service.

It means the best possible gritting service for your business – and that’s exactly what Nurture Landscapes is all about.

Your Own Management Portal

Developed with Facilities Management & Managing Agents in mind, with multi site portfolios we now have a customer portal where you can log on and get an instant picture on planned activity, financial & budget reports as well as archived weather.

Raised/Mezzanine Car Park

Nurture Gritting has studied the various conditions in which ice forms; as a result of this research we are one of the only gritting companies that can accurately predict freeze conditions on raised or mezzanine car parks.

There are often situations where the general weather forecast will predict no risk of ice; however a raised or mezzanine car park will be at significant risk due to it being suspended above the ground, hence having a lower heatsink than a normal ground car park which can remain ice and frost free. Therefore different algorithms are required for these types of areas in order to provide an accurate forecast

With this specific type of forecasting, we are able to provide a raised / mezzanine car park only service benefiting our clients by providing gritting to only the freezing areas.


Truegrit Part of The Nuture Group

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