Articles by Josh Stedman

Articles by Josh Stedman

5 things your business needs to do before winter
10 October 2022
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5 things your business needs to do before winter

The key to mastering the winter months as a business is preparation. If you prepare well, you’ll find winter a breeze, but if you fail to prepare, you’ll limp through the winter months. But what do you need to do to make sure you’re prepared for winter? We’ve got a complete checklist ready, so you don’t have to. 

Top 5 winter facts that will shock you
31 August 2022
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Top 5 winter facts that will shock you

During winter, you need to be prepared for many surprises. From snowfall to frozen pavements, it’s one of the most unpredictable seasons of the year.

Before we face the unpredictability, we’ve found the five most interesting facts that you need to know about winter.

Fun and useful alternatives for a Grit Bin in your workplace
22 June 2022
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Fun and useful alternatives for a Grit Bin in your workplace

The sun is breaking through and winter is a distant memory. For now at least. This means your grit bin has likely become redundant, stored away in the dark recesses of your warehouse, storage cupboard or office during the warmer months. What if we told you that you could reuse your grit bin around the office? Here are some of our favourite ways to reuse your grit bin during the warmer periods.
Keep cautious: Understanding the dos and don’ts of snow and ice clearing in public spaces
16 March 2022
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Keep cautious: Understanding the dos and don’ts of snow and ice clearing in public spaces

When bad weather arrives, making sure paths and roads are clear and safe is important. This is where the confusion of who the responsibility falls on to clear streets and roads arises. 
As a business owner, you want to make sure your land is safe to avoid slips or trips for employees and visitors. Do you know what is the council's responsibility to clear? Do you know what is your responsibility to clear?

Getting to know rock salt and grit
17 February 2022
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Getting to know rock salt and grit

The UK weather can be temperamental. One day it’s clear, the next it’s raining, and the day after it's icy. You need to make sure you are ready for anything.

Arguably the most difficult weather condition to manage is snow and freezing temperatures. To make things that bit more complicated, the products used to prevent ice aren’t the easiest to get your head around.

Grit bin guide
8 December 2021
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Grit and grit bins 101: What you need to know

The weather in the UK has well and truly taken a turn over the past month, with the milder weather replaced by freezing cold winds. As such, we expect to see more ice and snow hitting our areas soon so being prepared for the coldest of conditions is crucial.

Top 5 weather websites
2 December 2021
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The top 5 weather websites to check your local weather to prepare your business

Keeping up to date with the weather is arguably as important as keeping up to date with the news. Most of us will have a weather app or website saved on phones or computers. Whether these sites are accurate or useful is up for debate but, most of the time they will get the weather right, kind of.
Different Types of Salt Spreaders
1 December 2021
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The different types of salt spreaders: Which one is the best for your business?

Spreading salt isn’t the most glamorous of tasks, but it is important. In most cases, it is a legal requirement for business owners to properly grit their land. It can also help you avoid any expensive injury claims if you ensure your business is properly maintained over the cold winter months. Let's look at the key facts about salt spreaders, the different types and why they are so important to a business.
salt mines around the world
1 December 2021
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Salt mines around the world

Most people think salt is simply to add flavour to meals and to be used as a food preservative. However, only 6% of all salt manufactured goes into food. We use salt in over 14,000 different ways from making products such as paper, plastic, glass, polyester and rubber to household soap, bleach, dyes and detergents. Another common use of salt is to treat icy roads and paths in winter, this is because salt has a lower freezing point than water. Everyone uses salt, whether its directly or indirectly.
How to beat the winter freeze: A closer look at ProBrine
8 November 2021
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How to beat the winter freeze: A closer look at ProBrine

With winter around the corner, it is crucial to be prepared for the worst conditions we can face in the UK. Snow and ice often grind the country to a halt. Making sure you have the correct materials to deal with it can be crucial. We have looked at one item that we find is popular during this time of the year, probrine. It is an alternative to standard salt and has slowly become the norm for dealing with snow and ice.
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