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Keep on running

A UPS system depends on its battery backup to maintain power following a blackout – but winter can be hard on batteries, warns Stephen Peal, Director of PPSPower On 10 August, almost a million people were affected by a major ...

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Outside chance

Peter Fane, Founding Director of grounds maintenance specialist Nurture Landscapes, warns FMs to start planning now for managing ice and snow SAFETY FIRST All site managers have a responsibility to protect staff and visitors from accidents and risk. Education on ...

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Going into reverse

Vicky Lopez, Co-Founder and Director of De-ice, explains the concept of reverse winter timeline planning When you run a winter maintenance business, you have to look at the seasons backwards. There’s very little ‘looking forward to summer’, as we primarily ...

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Slippery slope

When clearing snow and ice from the organisation’s premises, it’s everyone’s neck on the line should something go wrong, warns winter maintenance specialist Gritit No ifs, no buts. If you run a business or are responsible for employees, customers or ...

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New guides published to help UK businesses prepare for winter

Scottish water company, Business Stream has published two new guides to help firms prepare for the winter period. Businesses are being encouraged to safeguard their operations ahead of the coldest months of the year to avoid a repeat of the damage ...

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Mitie wraps up winter with two new contract wins

Mitie has been awarded two large contracts with retailers Aldi and Matalan to help them keep their businesses moving this winter. The company will clear snow and grit roads, car parks and other areas close to the retailers’ stores across ...

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GRITIT secures investment partner to drive future strategy

Winter services company, GRITIT has entered into partnership with Total Capital Partners (TCP) to help fund and secure its future development strategy. GRITIT provides a range of technology enabled winter services including snow clearance and gritting to over 4,400 sites ...

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Heavy weather

In the face of unpredictable, extreme winter weather, what can FMs do to protect their organisations? Start planning now, says Vicky Lopez, Founder and Director of De-ice We hear the same message year after year – companies need to be ...

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Preparing your business for harsh weather

A number of articles have appeared in the press saying this winter will be the coldest for years, yet research published by the BIFM and GRITIT revealed that more than 30 per cent of organisations fail to plan for the ...

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Cold comfort

Harsh winter weather often takes organisations by surprise. As Vicky Lopez, Director at De-ice, explains, it’s never too soon to plan for snow and ice The UK is not like Scandinavia, where the advent of winter snow and ice is ...

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