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.
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.
It is natures ideal solution to keeping roads ice clear in winter.
Grit, Rock Salt, De-icer, Snow Clear, Road Salt, Ice Melt
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
"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)
the natural choice - 25kg bags, 1 ton pallets (40
(This is an imported clean salt based formulation with no added
grit or sand )
Non-salt de-icer available in 25kg drums - lower
(Calcium Chloride formulation). No Mess, Acts Fast, Safe To
All with free delivery * minimum order quantity may apply
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
and 59 kg capacity
High quality spreaders suitable for
Makes road and path gritting easy, quick and
Ensures an even spread of salt to avoid clumping.
Wheeled snow movers with fixed or bi-directional
It is always advised to clear areas of snow
before laying down any grit or salt for best effect
Winter weather outlook 2013-2014
All the research is pointing to a very cold winter, indicated by some major
Worst winter for decades: Record-breaking snow predicted for November
Brace yourselves for a freezing winter.
Winter 2013 - Another Beast
Another "Big Freeze Horror Winter" 2013/14 + Huge Snow Amounts
Long range forecasts aren't always exact, but winter is coming, that much
Be Prepared !