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De-icers & White Rock Salt

Need help? Need help? How does rock salt work? Winter comes hand-in-hand with a heightened risk of trips and slips. Factors such as snow and ice on access roads and car parking areas increase the chance of accidents occurring. Before the cold weather begins to set in, preparatory work should be undertaken to lower the risk of accidents on your premises caused by ice, snow, slippery surfaces and freezing temperatures.

Our wide selection of effective de-icers and salt products, including special bulk buy offers, will help you reduce the dangers associated with these hazards on your premises. More information on de-icing products, and preparing for winter can be found in our buying guide below.

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De-icing Salt, Grit and Liquids: Buying Guide

One tried-and-tested safety measure to protect those accessing your premises from slips and trips is the use of de-icing grit or rock salt. Spreading these materials on the ground when the weather forecast takes a turn for the worse reduces the risk of an accident occurring as temperatures drop. Our selection of de-icing products and rock salts offers something to meet everyone’s requirements, no matter how much or how little you need.

It’s advisable to keep a supply of de-icing materials on stand-by; as unpredictable twists in weather or temperature can cause dangerous, slippery conditions on roads, paths and entranceways. Our effective, white de-icing rock salt is available in various quantities; ensuring that premises of all sizes are covered. Remember when choosing how much to buy that vehicles are just as liable to slip as pedestrians, often with disastrous consequences, so ensure you have enough to cover your whole site. Consider also the use of liquid de-icers near entrances to prevent grit or other residue from being brought inside on people’s shoes.

De-icing Rock Salt & Grit - How Does it Work?

Gritting or salting surfaces in the winter lowers the temperature that water freezes at; thereby preventing ice from forming. Salts also prevent water or snow forming a bond with the surface they’ve landed on, allowing them to melt and disperse naturally. Our selection of de-icing products work effectively in temperatures as low as -15°C to safeguard against accidents in otherwise treacherous weather conditions.

Ice Melt Salt Benefits

  • 1.Efficient and effective at combating ice and snow without requiring a high level of application

  • 2.Cheapest and most readily available de-icing solution for ice and snow

  • 3.Easy to store, handle and spread using a shovel or drop spreader

  • 4.Low environmental impact through production and application

  • 5.Non-toxic to skin and clothing

Preparing for Winter

Recognising the risks of icy weather and taking safety measures early is essential to control hazards on-site, thereby reducing the risk to employees and members of the public. Keeping abreast of weather forecasts and purchasing appropriate de-icing supplies are simple steps that help you prepare for the big freeze.

When ice is forecast, you are recommended to put down a thin layer of de-icing rock salt or grit before any potential ice or snow settles. This method means that less salt is needed to remove the hazard afterwards.

Being proactive and bulking up on white de-icing rock salt before the colder weather sets in is a great way to ensure you are prepared, should the weather take a sudden unexpected turn. Recommendations made by the Independent Winter Resilience Review advise that premises owners should ideally hold de-icing supplies equivalent to 48 de-icing spreads at all times, encouraging the buying of these resources in bulk. Provided stock is properly stored, any unused salts can last indefinitely - making them a sound investment in your safety and great value for money.

When laying de-icing compounds, it is important staff are supplied with the correct personal protective equipment. Thinsulate® gloves, protective boots and high-visibility jackets are recommended.

Regardless of whether you choose a small bottle of liquid ice melt or de-icing salt in bulk buy quantities, Seton will have a solution that works for you.

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