GRITIT Services for Logistics
When the temperature drops and the clocks go back, there is a feeling across the UK that winter is coming... and the logistics sector knows that peak is on its way. For couriers, drivers and 3PLs whose commercial success relies on their performance during that critical period, the onset of Black Friday and Christmas also means weather challenges at your depot affecting your ability to perform.
GRITIT is here to solve all of these for you.
The UK’s recent hot summer might make you believe that the coming of the cold weather will not affect the running of your business, but as any sensible business owner knows, preparations must be made accordingly. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Winter preparation is an all year round task and business has a duty of care to ensure the safety of all of the team, both the office-based folk, the warehouse folk and the drivers.
This duty of care starts at your depot. You must ensure that walkways, loading bays and car parks are safe; providing grit bins placed at strategic locations across the site should be the minimum element of your winter maintenance plan. Remember, local authority guidelines do advise that salt is spread on your paths and roads when the temperature drops below 3 degrees. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, premise occupiers have a duty of care to ensure the safety of all site visitors, not just the workforce!
If your gritting and de-icing responsibilities are handled by external contractors, agreements and contracts should be in place well before the winter starts, decreasing the chance that a cold-snap causes unexpected disruption. Of course, GRITIT can do all these jobs for you. Talk to us!
Why use GRITIT?
“ ...GRITIT's mission is to ensure that your critical operations are never interrupted, that you continue to maximize the value of and revenue from your infrastructure, and that the state of your infrastructure never causes you any reputational damage or legal claims”
Jason Petsch, CEO
GRITIT always keeps you operational
As the quote from the CEO states above, our mission is to ensure that your critical operations are never interrupted, and for courier companies, delivery companies and 3PLs there's nothing more important than staying open for business. Logistics depot closure for snow or ice means lost business to the tune of thousands of pounds every minute. It is crucial that your goods have access and egress at all times.
Ask yourself, during 2017/2018s 'Beast from the East', did you lose business due to substandard gritting and de-icing services at your own depot? If so,
- GRITIT's success rate for delivering its 500,000+ winter jobs is unparalleled in the industry
- Our tech lead gives you reports on the jobs completed;
- Our national service includes locally informed operatives to know each area's unique challenges;
- Our massive fleet with leading edge equipment is suitable for all your depot's nooks and crannies
- Track record with leading logistics companies
- One dedicated project manager contact, easy to deal with just the one - no question of shifting responsibility
The choice is of course yours: do your winter services yourself in-house, or to hive off specific areas of work to a specialist outsourced provider such as GRITIT, and let us do the gritting, de-icing and snow clearance legwork for you.
Winter and summer - all year depot maintenance
From cleaning the ashtrays where the drivers congregate to fixing the potholes that costs your company tyre bills, to line marking for the loading bays and the car park, to signage and cutting down any branches that might be overhanging your routes, GRITIT's logistics services span the full year and encompass everything you need to keep your front of house and loading areas in the best possible shape all year round.
GRITIT nails your reporting
GRITIT gives you exactly the reporting that you to measure performance across single and multiple sites. Having that information stored electronically, i.e. cloud-based, will help you answer frequent questions, to set up what has to be done first and to organize time. And as we all know: saving time is saving money. GRITIT records all the data you need to answer the most challenging of those questions easily and quickly, with a full audit trail: hit your targets and present the evidence thanks to GRITIT.
GRITIT - safety first of course, but indemnity helps
GRITIT's absolute reliability keeps all your external areas safe 365/365, and well before staff and the early shift arrives. We get that the time window of your deliveries and operations are crucially important, we've done this for years throughout the country, from Land's End to John O'Groats. 3 AM snow clearance before the picking and packing starts? No problem!
Of course, safety has another aspect, which is being sued for improper pedestrian access etc leading to slippages and falls. GRITIT's got your back on that one too - we indemnify our clients against claims, taking the pressure off you.
GRITIT's huge national fleet of gritters, 4x4s and snow clearance teams
Obviously areas intended for pedestrians require different treatment to areas intended for deliveries. Also, you can't do super accurate gritting in the car park with a massive gritting lorry, nor are our nimble 4x4s necessarily the most suitable tool for access road gritting. Beyond that, brown salt isn't appropriate for metal stairs, and you don't want de-icing chemicals getting into your landscaping either! That's why GRITIT invests heavily into the right tools for the job, the knowledge to do the job properly and the locals who know the local topography.
GRITIT's "no extra fee" christmas and new year services
We love our gritting and snow clearance at GRITIT, it's what we do best. So you're not going to get any extra fees from us for covering or coming out over the Christmas or New Year period, and we're fully operational during that most hectic of times. Even better, with our national capacity and massive fleet, we'll always have the stock of salt, operatives and appropriate vehicles available for quick responses and unexpected issues or call-outs that other gritting or snow clearance companies can't match.
GRITIT logistics site services - more than gritting!
GRITIT has its roots as a snow ploughing company, but our services now cover so much more. The same team that already takes care of your site in the winter will also
- Look after your grounds, cut your lawns and trim your hedges
- Repair the potholes or tarmac on your roads, and mark lines on tarmac where you need it
- Clear up leaf litter in the autumn and do the weed-killing for you
- Keep your car park de-iced, grit your access roads and de-ice your footpaths and stairs
- Prune your trees, eradicate invasive species and sow beautiful native flowers to take their place
- Landscape and maintain the grounds so they are safe and look good all year round
- Help you make the most of the grounds that you already have in a sustainable, sympathetic, attractive way
- Maintain your grounds, footpaths, parking area and other areas used by pedestrians so that they're 100% safe and tidy all year round
GRITIT logistics case studies
|Kuehne Nagel Case Study|