Toro’s engineers design the road salt storage structures in accordance with Eurocode design standards. Additionally, they are compliant with British Standard BS EN 1090-1. For the structures, we supply CE marked steel. The results is, our road salt storage products are safe and last a lifetime.
Toro’s philosophy ensures safety and quality. Accordingly, we design structures in line with CDM regulations. Which means, we provide safety of the structure from the earliest stage of development.
We reduce risk during the manufacturing and installation stages of the build. For example, Toro’s operational staff carry out 80% of the structural assembly at ground level.`
Unprotected salt diminishes stock by as much as 20% per year. Salt loss is costly. Unprotected salt allows concentrated salt leachate to escape into the environment. Sadly, flora and fauna are damaged by leachate. The UK’s environment agencies are tasked with preventing such eventualities. Toro closely follows the agency advice to understand and reduce our client’s risk.
Toro is an Industry Member of the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG). The NWSRG is the authority on highways winter maintenance. The group recommends salt barns as the best way to store road salt. NWSRG research shows, correctly storing salt greatly increases its condition and ease of use. Therefore, using salt barns ensures salt is compliant with regulations and the standards set down in BS 3247:2011.
Moisture content is the most important factor in obtaining high-quality road salt. Therefore, using a salt barn is the most effective way of controlling moisture.
Additionally, salt that is unprotected from the rain diminishes by as much as 20% per year. The resultant loss is costly allows concentrated salt leachate to escape into the environment.
Unprotected salt diminishes stock by as much as 20% per year. The consequence of this is costly. It also means, increased the levels of concentrated leachate escape into the environment. Resulting in, contamination of soils, and incurring unwanted fines or even prosecution.
Toro’s salt storage buildings are designed to offer a safe and comfortable working environment. For example, to improve access sufficient circulation space is designed in and around the structure. Further, we include concrete retaining walls (push walls). Push walls increase the salt barn capacity. Therefore, inspection, maintenance and repair access is safe and easy.
Additionally, Toro Shelters makes the covers from the highest quality fabric available. The PVC fabric cladding. The fabric complies with all relevant fire regulations. Equally, the fabric structure cladding is fire resistant. Fire resistance means flames do not propagate or cause burning droplets to fall and is self-extinguishing
Toro engineers the frameworks from high-grade galvanised steel. Consequently, steel-work last a lifetime. They will not readily fail or rot like other materials, such as timber or steel cladding.