The Law

Gritting laws and requirementsAs you may be aware, any occupier of a commercial property is required under  the management of health & safety at work regulations 1999 and (regulation 12) Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations to assess risks and take measures to protect employees and customers from the hazard that icy conditions present. Failing to do so may result in criminal prosecution and exposure to litigation by any injured party slipping on your icy grounds.

"Slip and trip accidents increase during the Winter season as the cold weather spells cause ice and snow to build up on paths. There are effective actions that you can take to reduce the risk of a slip or trip. Regardless of the size of your site, always ensure that regularly used walkways are promptly tackled.” (Source Health & Safety Executive)

A 2005 study by the HSE found 14% of slips/trips occurred in snow/ice conditions and were mainly attributed to inadequate maintenance. Make sure your organisation doesn't become part of the statistics and contact EFP Gritting today !
"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. "  (Source Health & Safety Executive)

For more information please visit:  www.hse.gov.uk/slips

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 08000 58 88 55
  • Address: EFP Gritting Ltd, Edmunds Farm, Mill Lane, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, West Sussex  RH17 6QU


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