Plastex Matting News
The Health and Safety Executive has announced a new 2008 'shattered lives' campaign to raise awareness about slips, trips and falls in the workplace which badly injure more than 1000 people a month.
HSE has also released an updated version of their Slips Assessment Tool (SAT) www.hsesat.info. This is a downloadable software package about how to assess the slip potential of surfaces, particularly because 20% of all industrial accidents are caused by people slipping on wet, greasy and inappropriate floors.
Stringent health and safety legislation is increasingly forcing employers to provide better care for employees and relief from the physical problems which arise from prolonged standing at work.
In this critical area of safety underfoot, leading matting manufacturer Plastic Extruders is working closely with legislative bodies and users to help raise standards. A major contribution has been the development of slip resistant and anti-fatigue Vynagrip matting and its widespread use across industry, manufacturing and high risk installations.
The latest version of Vynagrip has an extra aggressive and deeper etched surface which gives the UK’s highest rated slip resistant performance (R12 when tested to DIN 51130). The matting has an open grid through which liquid spillage and production waste are dissipated. It is extremely hard wearing and resistant to oil and chemicals. Being comfortable to stand on, it will reduce physical fatigue; this in turn improves concentration and productivity. The matting will contour over rough or uneven surfaces and is easily cut and shaped to fit around machines and fixtures.
Vynagrip is available in widths of 60, 91 and 122cm and in 10m rolls or individual modules with accessories to suit. Standard colours are red, blue and black while Vynagrip Plus has safety alert yellow edges