Winter Service Policy

Last updated: 9 February 2022

Decision making for Winter Services

A daily, periodic, county-based forecast is reviewed by a rota of decision makers (one North one South) who collaborate on the decision in accordance with the Winter Service Operations Plan. Decision makers are trained and competent to use the forecast system. Salt stocks are reconciled by the depot storeman on a monthly basis (weekly in severe weather conditions).

Minimum defined stock levels trigger re-order by the supplier. Changes to salting routes are normally considered outside of the winter season. Application for changes are considered using a winter road risk assessment as outlined in the Winter Service Operations Plan.