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Rock Salt Grit

Grit, Rock Salt, De-icer, Snow Clear, Road Salt, Ice Melt

Snow, Salt, the Law and You

Much was made in Winter 2010/11 about the liability of someone who clears snow from a pathway where someone later slips and falls. So much so that the Government intervened stating

"it is extremely unlikely that someone who has attempted to clear snow in a careful manner will be sued or held legally responsible if someone slips or falls on their property."

"people walking on snow and ice have responsibility to be careful themselves."

It is advised that the importance is placed on not making the area more hazardous than before - i.e by using hot water to clear ice or snow which will later re-freeze creating black ice - always use salt or, preferably, grit.

Business owners do not have the same choice as owners of private residential properties where they may choose whether to clear snow or ice from their property.

There is a clear duty of care to the customer placed on the operator of the business to clear the publicly accessible areas of their premises. It is more likely that a business will be held responsible for a slip on ice or snow where it is perceivable that they would have known of the hazard and done nothing about it.

Occupiers' Liability Act 1957;
Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (HSWO)

Rock Salt Grit is locally mined in Northern Ireland, brown salt,
the natural choice - 25kg bags, 1 ton pallets (40 bags)

White Salt is available in 25kg or 1 ton bags or pallets
(This is an imported clean salt based formulation with no added grit or sand )

Non-salt de-icer available in 25kg drums - lower melting point
(Calcium Chloride formulation). No Mess, Acts Fast, Safe To Handle)

All with free delivery * minimum order quantity may apply
more info on salt and non-salt ice thaws >
Rock Salt Grit

Available in Yellow, Green, Black or Victorian Style (black with gold trim)

Single skinned grit containers
Standard lid for top load and empty
Available with front hatch
200kg, 250kg, 400kg, 450kgs Capacity
Lockable grit boxes

more information on grit bins >
Salt and Grit spreaders available with 22kg, 45kg and 59 kg capacity

High quality spreaders suitable for grit/salt/sand/de-icer.

Makes road and path gritting easy, quick and effective.

Ensures an even spread of salt to avoid clumping.

grit spreaders info >
Salt Whizzard - Salt & Grit Spreader
Pedestrian wheeled snow ploughs make moving snow easy.

Wheeled snow movers with fixed or bi-directional blade.

It is always advised to clear areas of snow before laying down any grit or salt for best effect
Snow plough
Rock Salt for winter gritting which is mined at the Belfast Lough comes from the triassic period, 220 million year old salt, left by the evaporation of a saltwater sea under a desert sun.

De-icing or gritting salt is formed from crushed rock salt which is brownish in colour, much like coarse brown sugar.

The rock salt mined in Northern Ireland comes from a huge, cavernous mine which stretches 30 miles under the Belfast Lough and surrounding countryside up to 1,200 ft under the surface.
The Carrickfergus mine extracts up to half a million tonnes of rock salt every year

The seam is part of a rock salt bed stretching to Russia. It was discovered in the 1800s as miners searched for coal deposits.

Buy winter gritting rock salt grit and it is delivered straight from the rock salt mines to you.
It is natures ideal solution to keeping roads ice clear in winter.
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