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Add a pinch of salt

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WITH severe winter weather forecast, workplace equipment supplier Slingsby’s purpose built salt distribution facility is receiving high levels of orders from workplaces across all industries and the company is advising businesses to stock up with salt early to avoid the inevitable panic that ensues when the mercury begins to fall.

Slingsby, which supplies more than 35, 000 workplace products, opened its salt distribution and bagging plant in 2011 and the company offers next day delivery throughout the UK, on all quantities of de-icing salt and brown rock salt ranging from 5 kg to several tonnes.

Every winter thousands of people are admitted to hospital after falling in wintry weather with figures from the Hospital Episode Statistics for England revealing there were 7, 031 hospital admissions in 2012/13 as a result of people falling over on snow or ice.

Lee Wright, Marketing Director at Slingsby, explains: “Salt is one of the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective ways of making walkways and car parks safe for both employees and customers so it makes sense for businesses to keep a good supply of it.

“Our purpose built distribution facility enables us to bag all quantities of salt and has become a huge success.  However, many businesses wait until the bad weather hits before ordering but it makes sense to stock up early because salt can be stored for long periods of time so it never goes to waste.”

Slingsby also sells an extensive range of winter products which includes everything from snow shovels to grit bins.  To order salt, or for further information about Slingsby and its range of products, visit www.slingsby.com or call 0800 294 4440.

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