Staying safe this winter

Snow shovels should be a necessity for every household around winter time, as we never know when the British weather will hit us with heavy snowfall! Shovels can be used to clear driveways and paths after a heavy snowfall, and they are also useful for moving garden waste and horse manure at other times of the year.

Depending on budget snow shovels can range from just £3.99 and come in a variety of weights, materials and sizes.

If you travel to and from work in a car regularly then we would suggest keeping a snow shovel in your boot too which will take up minimal space but could be a great deal of help if the weather worstens while you're out. Getting stranded in your car can be an upsetting experience as the night falls and temperatures drop. Carrying a snow shovel can prevent getting stranded. Along with the shovel always carry a blanket to keep warm, handful of snacks, drinking water and of course before leaving home make sure your mobile phone is fully charged.



Clearing the show can also be fun. Why not get the kids involved with our mini snow shovel. This can be used to assist adults in clearing paths and driveways. Then its time to build a snowman with all the snow you've cleared.

Once paths and driveways are clear place a scattering of rock salt along areas where you have to walk. This will prevent any slip, trips or falls which in icy conditions can be very painful and often lead to broken bones. Rock salt can also be used to clear car parks, school pathways and pavements.

After the pathways have been cleared and you can safely move about its now time to have fun in the snow!