Saturday, January 16, 2010

No grit left - even for the council?

'Highland Council staff were yesterday told to take the day off work if they could not safely walk across icy authority car parks.

The GMB union accused the council of failing in its “duty of care” after falls on ice this week led to two members breaking bones.

Another union member had to crawl on their hands and knees after a wheelchair overturned.' More on the Press and Journal site.

1 comment:

Canuck said...

I am beginning to appreciate our city planning over here in Canada. The thought of trying to sand an entire city the size of Inverness with bagged grit is mind boggling. Do you not have sand silos where aggregate sand is stored?
after a quick search I found this Photo of our local salt/sand storage buildings...(the domes on the right)