The Only Winter Maintenance Worth its Salt!
Salt Union are operators of the UK’s biggest rock salt mine and Britain’s largest supplier of natural rock salt which is used in winter maintenance to thaw icy roads in poor weather, playing a major role in protecting life and keeping Britain’s roads open in icy weather.
The company works in partnership with local authorities and private contractors across Britain, to find practical solutions for the local supply, safe storage and spreading of rock salt.
We are responsible for surveying salt stockpiles at locations across the North of England and Scotland for Salt Union to provide accurate volume calculations for their local stockpiles. The results of our surveys are used in a stockpile management system which monitors and re-orders based on stockpile quantities.
The salt is stored in a variety of ways from simple roadside coverings, barns and specially designed salt domes designed to store rock salt in an optimum environment. Each of these storage methods provide different shapes, sizes and configurations of stock piles, all of which require accurate surveys and volume calculations.