Get a grip on winter


In recent years we have witnessed more extreme weather patterns with increasingly intense storm events throughout the UK.

Severe winter conditions such as low temperatures, snowstorms and ice have led to severe disruption. Extreme weather

conditions cause lost time and site closure, but worse, they can put your staff at risk. At Arco we can provide expert advice and have a fully comprehensive range of products to help you effectively deal with these conditions.


Be prepared and don't leave it until the last minute. Stock up on essential workplace safety items and necessary kit for your employees. Ensure that they are kept maintained and are in good working order.

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A Guide to Safer Salting


Spread Uniformly - Ensure the whole area is covered and there are no missed patches that can become slippery.


Pre-salt - It is important to try and put out salt before ice forms. This can be done at a much lower application rate than salting to melt ice that has already formed and is thereforemore cost effective.


Application Rate - For pre-salting ideal application rates are half a cup,

approximately 20g, per square metre. Full salting will be one cup, approximately 40g, per square metre. If it rains after pre-salting and then freezes, you will have to salt normally. The application rate will vary depending on frost or snow.


Suggested De-icing Salt Spread Rates -


Frost 0�C to -5°C     10 to 20g       Snow 0°C to -5°C     25 to 40g


Frost below -5°C      10 to 20g      Snow below -5°C     40 to 50g

Coloured De-icing Salt


Our new blue coloured de-icing salt allows for easy identification of where salt is

applied, showing the individual where it is safe to walk and where an area has been gritted.




49 20kg bags (pallet)


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De-icing Salt


Our road salt is always the highest purity and is marine harvested 'white' salt. It

conforms to British Standard 3247: Salt for Spreading on Highways for Maintenance. Containing over 99.5% pure Sodium Chloride, our marine salt is an excellent de-icer.




Loose tonne (min 10 tonnes)


1000kg bags


49 25kg bags (pallet)


25kg Single bags








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1. Salt will not work at much lower than -5°C
2. Pre-salting will save time and money
3. Follow the correct application rates per square metre
4. White salt is a better de-icer than grit. It has a higher sodium chloride content.

Remember when salting

Winter Wizard


A special mix of Magnesium Chloride, Sodium Chloride and Calcium Chloride, which combined together results in a fast acting de-icing salt. Winter Wizard prevents

re-freezing for upto 24 hours, making it ideal for long spells of cold weather.



1.5kg Stick


5kg Tub


12kg Tub

Grit Bins


Manufactured from tough, weather-resistant moulded polyethene with

vandal-resistant hinged top. This robust grit bin is available in two sizes.

Supplied in Yellow.




7 x 25kg bags


15 x 25kg bags

6 cubic feet


12 cubic feet

Salt Spreading Equipment


It can be a time consuming and labour intensive job to salt large areas regularly such as paths, pavements, car parks and playgrounds. However it is imperative to keep them clear of snow and ice so that they are safe for pedestrians and drivers. Using salt spreading equipment is a quick, convenient method of spreading the correct concentration of salt, in a uniform layer.

Drop Salt Spreaders


These spreaders drop salt in a controlled manner making them ideal for situations where precision is important. They are excellent for de-icing pathways and and pavements as they form a de-iced trail the width of the spreader along the route

travelled. Click on the products below to buy now

Spinner Salt Spreaders


These spreaders enable large areas of ground to be salted with minimum effort. The salt is held in a storage hopper and gravity-fed on to a distribution disk, which dispenses the salt evenly in a radial motion. Ideal for de-icing car parks, playgrounds and other areas where mass salt coverage is required in a short period of time. Click on the products below to buy now

Towed Salt Spreaders

How to maintain a spreader

Salt is a highly corrosive substance so can easily damage spreaders if they are not maintained correctly. Poor maintenance and misuse accounts for 50% of problems with spreaders, the remaining coming from poor quality salt. - Always rinse out spreaders after use - Spray moving parts with lubricants such as WD40 during use - Check oil in gearbox annually - Never leave salt in your spreader between de-icing works

Snow Ploughs for Forklift Trucks


The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Workplace health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 include recommendations for keeping sites safe and preventing slips and trips at work. In severe weather conditions, arrangements should be made to minimise risks from snow on footpaths, access routes, car parks and surrounding areas. Clearing snow as soon as possible will ensure that your employees and visitors can access your site safely.


It is recommended that you start clearing snow and ice in the morning, even removing the top layer of snow is beneficial as over the day the sun will melt the ice beneath. Remove any snow that is thicker than 40mm with a snow shovel or other more heavy-duty equipment. Melt the remaining snow to prevent ice forming by spreading de-icing salt on the cleared area. Pre-salt the path before it goes dark to prevent it from re-freezing overnight.

Forklift Fixed Snow Plough


A fork mounted plough with a fixed blade position which clears the snow to the left.



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Snow Shovels and Scoops


One of the most common and effective ways of clearing paths and access routes is a snow shovel. It is recommended to always choose the widest blade available.


When clearing an area such as a path, begin with a section running down the middle so that you have a surface to walk on. Then work along the cleared area and simply shovel the snow from the centre towards the sides. Remember not to clear snow into an area where it may cause obstruction. Finally cover the cleared patch with de-icing salt to prevent re-freezing.

Snow Shovel with Steel Ice Cutter


A robust design for the most demanding conditions.


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Snow Scoop


Economical solution to snow clearing tasks.


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Snow Scoop with Metal Blade


Economy snow scoop with large metal-edged plastic scoop for easy snow removal


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Car Accessories


Stay safe while driving. Before driving always ensure that your windscreen is fully cleared to allow maximum visibility and clear any snow and ice from the roof of the vehicle.


The law states that all car windows and mirrors must be cleared. Driving with restricted vision while peering through a small demisted hole on your windscreen can lead up to a fine of £1000.


It is also extremely dangerous to drive if the roof of a vehicle is not cleared of snow and ice. Braking suddenly can cause snow to fall forward onto the windscreen, restricting a drivers vision. Click on the products below to buy now

Heaters and Torches


A comprehensive range of heaters to keep your workplace warm enabling work to continue even in the coldest conditions. Click on the products below to buy now


Entrance Matting


During the winter months, environmental issues such as rainwater, frost and ice can create an increase the risk of a slip hazard inside your workplace. Good entrance design can prevent this and the introduction of entrance matting can help to remove the majority of moisture off footwear, potentially reducing slips and trips.


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