The UK’s Met Office has issued winter weather warnings for much of the country. Heavy snow and gale force winds are expected to hit parts of the UK over the coming days.
To help protect your and your customers’ property, here are some simple steps you can take in the event of extreme winter weather.
Snow or Ice
Avoid travelling if possible, but if you have to make a journey, take a phone, warm clothes, food, water, boots, torch and a spade with you. Also let someone know the route you will be taking and your estimated arrival time at your destination
Grit staff and customer parking and pedestrian access routes within your property
To help prevent windstorm damage to items in the open and surrounding areas, ensure they are secured, covered or moved indoors
Close and securely fasten doors, windows and shutters
To be kept further informed of both potential severe weather and possible flooding, you may wish to sign up for automatic alerts available from:
- Met Office severe weather email warning service
- EA’s/ NRW/SEPA’s floodline warnings direct service
We hope you find this information helpful.