Case Study: AccuGrit’s Winter Maintenance Services for Local Council Car Parks

Business News | Compliance | Facilities Management Services | Gritting | Health & Safety | Snow Clearing | Technology | 30 October

Client Profile:

AccuGrit, a renowned winter maintenance services provider, was commissioned to deliver essential winter maintenance services for a network of local council-owned car parks. These car parks served as critical parking facilities for visitors, shoppers, and commuters, covering both high footfall areas near ticket machines and hard-to-reach locations.

Service Requirements:

  • The client, the local council, had specific service requirements for the car parks:
  • Zero Degree Celsius Trigger for Gritting: AccuGrit was tasked with initiating gritting operations whenever the temperature dropped to or was forecasted to reach zero degrees Celsius or lower within the car parks.
  • Ad-Hoc Snow Clearance: In cases of snowfall, AccuGrit are responsible for promptly clearing snow when instructed through our 24/7 GritDesk function.
  • Gritting Time Window: Gritting activities were to be conducted during nighttime hours, from 18:00 to 06:00, to minimise disruption to users, especially in high footfall areas near ticket machines.

Key Service Offerings:

  • Robust Winter Maintenance: AccuGrit deployed a dedicated team of professionals equipped with specialized snow plows and gritting equipment. This ensured the effective and timely delivery of winter maintenance services, including routine vehicle maintenance and adherence to safety standards.
  • Zero Degree Celsius Trigger: Continuous temperature monitoring allowed AccuGrit to initiate gritting operations promptly, reducing the risk of icy conditions in the car parks.
  • Snow Clearance: AccuGrit’s teams were dispatched to client sites when requested.
  • Optimised Gritting Routes: Advanced route optimisation software was employed to minimise fuel consumption, reduce emissions, and maximise efficiency. The software considered factors such as road conditions, weather forecasts, and specific requirements around high footfall areas like ticket machines.

Benefits to the Client:

  • Enhanced Safety: AccuGrit’s winter maintenance services significantly enhanced the safety of the local council’s car parks, reducing the risk of accidents and slip-and-fall incidents among users.
  • Accessibility and Usage: With snow clearance and gritting performed promptly, the car parks remained accessible and user-friendly even during winter, ensuring they were well-utilised by visitors and commuters.
  • Cost-Efficiency: Route optimisation technology helped reduce operational costs for the local council while maintaining the high quality of winter maintenance services.

Benefits to End Users:

  • Safe and Convenient Parking: Visitors, shoppers, and commuters using the local council’s car parks benefited from a safe and clear environment, ensuring they could park and access nearby facilities with ease.
  • Efficient Ticket Machine Access: High footfall areas near ticket machines remained safe and accessible, preventing any disruptions in payment processes, even during adverse weather conditions.
  • Reduced Risk: Users experienced a reduced risk of accidents and injuries while using the car parks during the winter season, contributing to their overall safety and well-being.

In conclusion, AccuGrit’s winter maintenance services for local council-owned car parks effectively met the client’s requirements for safety, accessibility, and cost-efficiency. By deploying advanced technology and adhering to rigorous service standards, AccuGrit ensured that both the local council and car park users benefited from a reliable and efficient winter maintenance solution.

To find out more about this service or any of our gritting and snow removal services, contact our team.