Matting for slip resistance
According to the UK's HSE (Health and Safety Executive), the most common causes of slips include:
Looking for the causes of slips and trips is therefore vital and emphasizing the importance of floor safety cannot be overstated, particularly where the floor surface is likely to be slippery or hazardous.
Matting is available to provide safe and slip resistant access in all weathers, ranging from flat or sloping walkways in public areas to high level roofs and gantries.
Plastex's roof walkway matting range features matting products with high slip resistance as well as excellent wind resistant properties.
Slip resistant matting is vital wherever water may be present and there is a need to maintain safe and hygienic conditions, especially in public places such as jetties, around swimming pools, in shower rooms and in changing areas.
Matting incorporating anti-bacterial and anti-fungal additives ensures permanent hygiene and protection for bare feet.
Plastex's matting range for barefoot and wetside features matting products with high slip resistance properties as well as excellent drainage.
According to the UK's HSE, slips, trips and falls are the most common of workplace hazards and make up over a third of all major injuries.
Employers also face the risk of litigation and the additional burden of a down turn in productivity, production delays, overtime, extra temporary labor and training costs.
Production or sorting lines and work stations all need safety underfoot to protect employees from spillages or debris which can easily cause accidents.
Plastex's slip resistant matting range for the workplace features matting products suitable for working environments with high slip resistance properties as well as excellent chemical, oil and animal fat resistant properties.
High performance entrance floor systems will keep out dirt, clean shoes effectively and reduce maintenance costs. They need to deal in an equally safe way with mud and access for the aged or disabled.
Plastex's entrance matting range features matting products with high slip resistance as well as soil removal properties for any entrance requirements.