Winter gritting and technology

Learn how smart technology really supports our winter gritting service

OUTCO are the winter gritting experts, and we utilise the latest smart technology and weather forecasting models to ensure we deliver the very best winter services to our clients.

To succeed at winter gritting and snow clearance involves working within a tight delivery window, often six hours or less, executing thousands of jobs across the UK and Northern Ireland. These must be delivered to individual specifications, in an ever-changing environment, often up against the elements and in the worst of the winter weather. Our technology uses integrated tracking and telematics software in conjunction with an algorithmic decision-making platform to ensure our teams are at the right place at the right time, delivering the right service.

OUTCO’s smart technology underpins our ability to deliver consistent service levels and is a major contributing factor to our success in keeping client sites safe, open and compliant. Our smart technology automates our service management and delivery and includes:

  • Intelligent scheduling
  • Issue of detailed job sheets to our teams
  • Issuing pre-and-post service client notifications
  • Verifying service completion and generating reports.

This advanced technological capability enables us to efficiently and effectively manage and report on service delivery across assets throughout the country.

BY CREATING AN INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY STACK, OUTCO PROVIDES OUR CLIENTS WITH THE BENEFITS THAT COME FROM HAVING AN AUTOMATED 21ST CENTURY SOLUTION TO TAKE ON AGE-OLD INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS.

Technology and weather forecasting

Weather forecasting is an integral part of our smart technology solution. Our outstanding forecasting accuracy of temperature and site conditions and offers the most detailed-UK weather areas, with thousands of localised temperatures providing full coverage across the UK.

OUTCO weather forecasting leads the way with forecast accuracy thanks to access to multiple weather models. OUTCO is the only facilities company to offer a completely dedicated winter forecasting service to the private gritting sector based on road, not air temperatures.

This means all forecast information provided to us is quality controlled by a team of expert meteorologists to ensure the highest level of accuracy possible. Our weather forecasting has consistently surpassed targets set by the Highways Agency, boasting an impressive 97.8% reporting accuracy in comparison to Highways England’s 85%.

Keep your customers safe and book your winter services

Our advice couldn’t be simpler: don’t wait until it gets cold before booking your winter services.

To find out how we can work together, or to obtain a free winter gritting quote or site inspection, please contact us today.

Do you require a winter gritting or snow clearance quotation?

Contact OUTCO today by phone 0800 0432 911

Or complete our winter gritting quotation form by clicking the link below

Winter Gritting Quotation

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