Don’t let your fleet grind to a halt when it snows

9. AS fitted to ambulancecar 02Snow covered roads and motorways could prevent emergency services from doing their jobs, so thinking about how to cope in snowy conditions is a serious consideration. This includes getting key staff to work, and home again, as safely as reasonably possible.

AutoSock are reusable vehicle snow socks, which use friction technology and high tech materials to keep vehicles moving in snow. They’re available for almost all vehicle tyre sizes – cars, vans, and HGVs – and are pulled over the driving wheels when the road conditions look particularly tricky, or after a vehicle has got stuck. They’re easy to store in-vehicle – a packet of AutoSock is about the size of a folded shirt – and fitting them is obvious, requiring no special knowledge or training.

AutoSock have all the relevant TÜV approvals and are already being used by many fire and rescue, police and ambulance services. A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, said, “AutoSock have been invaluable to Lancashire’s firefighters. In Bacup, in particular, the firefighters would have been unable to get to two incidents without them.”

If you’re likely to be driving on compacted snow or ice then it’s best to use snow chains. The Swiss Spikes-Spider system is ideal for the emergency services – quick and easy to fit and remove, they are exceptionally hard-wearing and reliable.