Winter Gritting Slip Claim 

 

Businesses have a legal duty of care and should be clear about their responsibilities to employees and other visitors when the risks of ice related accidents is increased during the winter months. Its imperative that a comprehensive winter maintenance plan is in place to provide adequate protection. GRITIT does gritting risk assessments for all its clients. 

Duty of Care 

 

Your duty of care covers what is practicably reasonable and in the event of an accident your policies, actions and evidence will be brought to question. 

GRITIT Winter Protection  

 

GRITIT offer Full Liability Protection and have comprehensive insurances so claims made against any of our clients for any alleged failure in service will be managed by our insurers.

In the event of an accident GRITIT will manage the process and co-defend claims on your behalf by successfully demonstrating that best practice & your ‘Duty of Care’ has been met.

Our aim is to minimize risk, maintain your reputation and reduce all the hidden costs of managing this process yourself. 

The GRITIT service is underwritten and endorsed by QBE

 

The Law

 

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 build on the requirements of the 1974 Act and impose duties on employers to assess the risks associated with slips and trips and take preventative action. 

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 Regulation 12 requires employers to ensure floors are not slippery. The Approved Code of Practice for the Regulations suggests arrangements should be made to minimise the risks from snow and ice including gritting, snow clearing and closure of hazardous routes. Section 2 of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 requires an occupier to take reasonable care to ensure visitors are reasonably safe in using the premises for the purposes by which they are permitted to be there. An occupier can be an employer, a tenant or other person with control of the premises. The occupiers duty is to take reasonable care, this is less onerous than the employers’ duty towards his employees. Action taken by occupiers should depend in part on whether a quick thaw is expected and on the number of people expected at their premises.