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 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)
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
Available in Yellow, Green, Black or Victorian Style (black with gold
Single skinned grit containers
Standard lid for top load and empty
Available with front hatch
200kg, 250kg, 400kg, 450kgs Capacity
Lockable grit boxes
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.
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