Temporary road mats provide grip, marking out traversible areas and steady ground during winter. However, there is another problem that has reared its head in recent winters – ice. Early 2010 and 2011 both saw substantial snowfall in many parts of the UK and, as that snow melted, refroze and got compacted down, it soon turned to ice.

Transport networks were disrupted, boiler engineers couldn’t reach customers to fix their central heating, and construction projects ground to a halt. In 2012, although the heavy snow has stayed away, there have already been numerous warnings of both snow and ice – and, in the north-west, both at once.

With temporary road mats, however, you have a way of making a site accessible – provided your employees can reach it from their homes. Lay temporary road mats over any slippery areas, and you provide a valuable source of traction for feet, wheels or tracks alike. What’s more, with interlocking timber mats, you can cover any size of area without gaps, and prevent each mat from slipping once in place.

This helps to put you back in control of the project when adverse weather conditions hit – and can help to make sure you don’t have to push back any deadlines.

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