I saw a story in the Independent last month, about a park warden who slipped on ice whilst putting up signs warning people to be careful when walking on ice. The Daily Mail, of course, captured it best:
An ice little earner: £70,000 for warden who slipped and fell... while putting up 'beware of ice' signs
Having lived through three Atlantic Canadian winters, I can confirm that falling on ice is no laughing matter (except in this case). From experience, the best way to combat the matter is to get some Yiktriks.
I was very pleased to read, therefore, that Leicester City Council purchased 150 pairs for their park employees. And 'no similar mishaps have occurred since.'