The SaltAS scheme is aimed at local authorities.
The SaltAS scheme ensures that road salt meets BS 3247, which covers:
Grain size – this is important as large grains damage windscreens, costing local authorities considerable sums in litigation (as well as drivers).
Salt treatment – imported salt is often mixed with sand, which blocks drains – another cost for local authorities.
Imported salt does not necessarily meet BS 3247, and can have serious financial consequences for local authorities.