Footpaths and Railway Platforms

OMEX offers a variety of deicer solutions for footpaths and railway platforms.

Liquid Deicer

These include a cost-effective, fast-acting liquid deicer for use on footpaths, walkways, railway platforms, retail parks and car parks. It is an environmentally friendly and non-corrosive alternative to salt and is easy to apply. Surefoot is supplied in a variety of pack sizes, including 10, 20, 200 and 1,000 litres containers. Package offers are also available for the joint purchase of Surefoot and the Acuspray applicator.

Severe frosts take a maximum of 5 minutes to clear. Salt can take up to 2 hours to start to work which is far too long in the case of an emergency and where public safety is paramount. Surefoot starts to work immediately and doesn't leave any residue to be carried into carriages or impede automatic doors. It is applied quickly and cleanly and leaves an invisible ice protecting layer on the platform, preventing frost and ice taking hold. If high levels of snow and ice accumulate, it is usually necessary to remove as much snow as possible by mechanical means before treating the surface with Surefoot.

Solid Deicer

Cryotech NAAC® is a solid, easy-to-handle non-corrosive deicer, based on anhydrous sodium acetate and approved for use in the railway environment. It is used on sensitive structures and in sensitive situations, where the use of conventional salt is not acceptable due to corrosion or environmental constraints. 

Isomelt is a granular sodium formate based deicer and is an ideal replacement for rock salt, offering significantly superior ice control with no corrosion issues and complete safety for grass and trees. It is simple to spread using conventional salt spreading equipment.



A granular non-corrosive deicer.


Maintaining safe conditions for railway customers is vital throughout the winter.