Why use anti-slip mats?
Anti-slip mats are ideal for use in commercial and industrial environments to promote a healthy and safe environment for workers and members of the public. Safety is of primary concern for employees. Slips and fall prevention is usually the main concern in wet and oily working environments. Slips and falls can result in injuries, days lost at work and loss of productivity.
The grip design on anti-slip mats creates a slip resistance surface for sure footing, preventing accidents caused by slips and falls. In particular, wet or greasy areas can cause floors to be dangerously slippery and are a potential slip hazard. Greater attention for safety in public places and has increased due to the number of accidents in public areas and on work premises. The anti-slip mats can also enhance the look of floors by giving a professional finish.
Data from the NIOSH, (the U.S.A federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations to prevent work related accidents and fatalities), cited four main causes of slips and trips accident:
Employers who deployed anti-slip mats in wet areas as part of an occupational health and safety approach, significantly reduced levels absenteeism and incidents in the workplace.
What are the different types of mats available to me?
We try to work with our customers and help solve issues. After a considerable amount of feedback, we have introduced a new range of matting products to meet the changing needs of our customers. Anti-slip is an important function in a mat, specialised areas and applications may require additional benefits from a mat such as oil resistantant, fire retardant, chemical resistance, static dissipative or anti-microbial properties.
Traction Mats improve safety in slippery work areas and are manufactured with a non-skid surface for sure footing in wet, dry or oily areas. Mats with Sorbents are suitable for excessive oily areas, made with a gripper surface and from a high quality nitrile rubber compound making it resistant to most oils, yielding a long service life.
Our range of grooved Rubber Floor Runners offer a high level of wear and tear resistance. Ideal for a variety of applications such as flooring and shelf liners in workshops, workbenches and any area that objects may slide. We also offer Shock Absorbing Mats which are the perfect solution for flooring that requires protection from heavy machinery and gym equipment. The heavy duty mats provide excellent levels of protection for flooring.
Our range of Swimming Pool Mats have been specially treated to provide a healthy and safe environment in leisure facilities to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi in wet areas such as in shower facilities, changing rooms, saunas and in public swimming pools.
Many of our anti-slip mats are available in rolls of lengths up to 22M or as interconnecting tiles that are simply to install without the use of glue. Large flooring areas can be covered or customised smaller areas.