Codes of Practice

There is a large amount of published advice on the use of salt in highways winter maintenance. Some of this is included in the list below. Although there are no national standards, we recommend that research should include the following:

Guidance Notes on Winter Maintenance
Highways Agency Trunk Road Maintenance Manual, Vol 2 – Routine
& Winter Maintenance Code
Highways Agency Well Maintained Highways, A Code of Practice for Highways Maintenance Management
Scottish Executive Code of Practice – Winter Maintenance for Trunk
Roads
Association of Metropolitan Authorities Northern Ireland Highway Maintenance – A code
of Good Practice, Winter Maintenance Supplement
Published by Institution of Highways & Transportation Delivering Best Value in Highways Maintenance
The Institution of Civil Engineers ICE Design & Practice guide to Highways Winter
Maintenance
National Salt Spreading Research Group www.trl.co.uk/nssrg/
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