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Early arrival of gritting season

Although our planet is getting warmer, at GP Plantscape we have extended our gritting service to make the season longer.

This year our service will commence on 15th October, finishing on 15th April 2024.

While the instances of freezing temperatures during the months of October and April are less likely, they can and do occur.  

In the last few years, we have found more of our customers requesting cover during these weeks. This is to ensure they are meeting their legal obligations as employers under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, to keep floors and traffic routes safe.

By extending the period of coverage we bring you extra peace of mind, so you can relax in the knowledge that those early or late cold spells will be covered.

At GP Plantscape, we have been gritting and snow clearing on commercial sites for over 20 years, focusing on excellent service delivery.

Our focus is to help you to keep your staff and visitors safe, reduce claims and to keep your operation running.

How our winter service works

First off, you tell us the areas you would like to be covered– pathways, loading bays, carparks etc. We’ll agree with you the temperature you would like us to attend and the days of the week you need our service.

Weather Forecast

Every day we receive the Met Office Open Site™ road surface weather forecasts for our clients’ sites postcodes. By subscribing to this service, we work with accurate and reliable forecasts and have access to 24/7, 365 expert meteorological support.


The weather forecast is sent directly to our bespoke dashboard, where all your threshold data is stored and compared to automatically generate gritting and snow clearing jobs for the following day. Each of our operational teams carries an iPad, with our GP app which displays the teams’ jobs for the shift.


We understand the importance of keeping you informed, so as soon as a job is generated on our system, an automatic e-mail will be sent to confirm attendance to your nominated contacts. So, you’ll have plenty of advance notice of an impending visit.

And once your site contact has signed the iPad on visit completion, a further confirmation e-mail will be sent.

Pre Grits

When experiencing extreme temperatures, adding a pre grit visit is an optional feature of our service. For an additional visit cost, if requested, a pre grit visit will be completed in the early evening, prior to our scheduled gritting visits. This will ensure that a layer of protection has been implemented prior to the first frost formation during the night.

Heavy Snow

The forecasting system from the Met Office provides advance warning of any projected snow accumulations. When this occurs, we will send out a separate communication of an impending snow clearing visit. In cases of persistent snow fall we will concentrate on key areas and return to site for additional visits on a rotational basis. If you choose our enhanced snow clearing service, a dedicated snow clearing vehicle can be put on stand-by.


While our teams provide a comprehensive gritting and snow clearing service, we recognised that you may want to have the ability to treat some areas on your premises independently. To help you do this we can supply grit bins, snow shovels, pedestrian spreaders and salt.

Once you’ve signed up for GP Plantscape’s gritting and snow clearing service you’ll be able to relax and focus on your operation without worrying about what’s happening with the weather.

Call us now on 0808 100 3120 for a quotation.

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