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Winter is Coming! Break the Ice and Stay Safe

Winter is Coming! Break the Ice and Stay Safe

When the cold weather arrives in the UK, it arrives with a harsh snap and the blankets of frost and ice can cause havoc across the land on many a driveway, window or road. The morning frost is a nuisance that many people have to deal with everyday and a few minutes delay is an annoyance they could do without. There are of course local councils and businesses that cannot afford to have these moments and must be fully prepared for the inevitable downward spike of bad weather and have ice melting procedures in place.

Ice (especially black ice on the roads) can cause many problems to a local population. What are the potential problems when the cold weather arrives?

A Slipping Hazard: The most obvious problem and a danger to everyone walking in a public place. Snow and ice can become a difficult hazard to be rid of once they have set in and the cold weather decides to stay for a few days or weeks at a time. The problem will only become really apparent once people start slipping and injuring themselves, prevention is always better than cure.

Increased chances of motor collisions: Black ice on the roads can cause injury and death if left untreated. Motorway and road agencies have to be fully prepared to grit the roads and display hazard warnings in good advance of a bad weather system approaching. Motor vehicular crashes remain a problem on our roads and ice only exacerbates the situation.

Slows down transport: Transport can slow down as a result of collisions and when a solution is only offered and attempted after snow and ice has already formed. If the road networks become blocked for too long it can cause misery.

Knock-on Effect: The knock-on effect of all three problems listed is that it can cause a loss of confidence in local government if potential hazards are not prevented or at least swiftly dealt with once they appear.

When heavy snowfall settles on top of an already icy surface the problems will intensify and for those persons responsible for clearing snow and ice and ensuring the safety of the public, the work becomes even more important.

An Effective Answer to Break the Snow and Ice

We are all used to seeing the gritters out on the roads, a little too late in many cases, but there is another option that can be used to dissolve ice effectively in many areas. For use on roads, driveways, runways, large carparks, emergency exits, pedestrian walkways, railways and sewage lines, Ice Break Extreme is a proven product.

On the market today there is no other ice breaker that can match it. Developed over many years it is non-corrosive and can be used on a multitude of surfaces and materials, always to great effect. From small to larger areas, it is easy to use and is best as a preventative method should you be expecting a snow storm and large areas of ice to form in an area of heavy footfall or traffic. As hazard prevention goes there are few products that match it. It can also be used once snow removal has taken place however and is a highly effective ice melter in these situations. 

If you’re unsure about which ice melting and winter products are for you, contact APT and our customer service team will be happy to guide you through the options and help you and the passing public stay safe from the cold this winter.

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