How do you help keep over 3000 shift workers on a fast moving production line safe from slips and free from fatigue?

When Jaguar Land Rover moved to a 24 hour production cycle, their foot traffic literally tripled overnight. It became clear that the car manufacturer needed a heavy duty matting solution that would ensure their workers' safety, as well as keep productivity levels high.

The problem

In 2012, Jaguar Land Rover experienced such a surge in popularity for their Evoque and Freelander models that it decided to move their Liverpool site to a 24 hour production cycle. This meant three shifts across the day instead of two, and a 30% increase in the site workforce. This rise in foot traffic on the production line meant Jaguar Land Rover quickly needed a slip-resistant and anti-fatigue mat that could be quickly installed along the entire length of a car production line.

The checklist

  • Provides a slip-resistant surface
  • Creates an anti-fatigue environment for the employees
  • Quickly drains and dissipates production waste quickly and efficiently
  • Easy to install, with minimal disruption to the 24-hour production cycle
  • Lightweight and easily rolled up for cleaning and maintenance

The solution

Minimal disruption to the 24 hour production cycle was of utmost importance, so it was vital that the matting be quick and easy to install. The obvious solution was Crossgrip PVC, our hardwearing walkway matting that's designed to be loose laid with no fixing required. Its one-piece construction means it can be quickly rolled out and to cut to fit on site, making it perfect for the plant’s long production lines.

Made from flexible PVC, Crossgrip contours over uneven surfaces, including ramps and changes in level, while the diamond-cut pattern and cross-directional top ribs ensures a firm under foot grip. The matting's durable, two-layer construction also provides underfoot comfort for shift workers spending long hours on their feet.

At a glance

Client

Jaguar Land Rover


Brief

Heavy-duty, slip-resistant matting that could be quickly and seamlessly installed along the entire length of a car production line.


Location

Liverpool, UK

“We knew we wanted Crossgrip as it’s been more than successful in other areas around the site. It provides grip underfoot, is sturdy on the slopes and doesn’t shift. The matting is also comfortable to stand on, which was an important consideration for our workers who can be standing for long periods of time.”
Owen Doyle, managing director, Le Controls

Product spotlight

Crossgrip PVC

A highly specialised walkway matting perfect for heavy-duty industrial environments, Crossgrip PVC is certified slip resistant and delivers comfort underfoot.

Flexible format: Supplied in 10m rolls

Simple installation: Loose lay, no fixing required

Easy to maintain: Five year warranty, UV resistant

Crossgrip Pvc 02
FeaturesBenefits
Diamond Cut Pattern
Diamond-cut pattern
Slip Resistant
Certified slip resistance (DIN 51130: R10; ASTM 1677: 1.0/0.9)
Two Layer Construction
Two-layer construction
Excellent Drainage
Excellent drainage (DIN 51130: V10)
Made From Flexible TPO
Flexible, one-piece construction
Contours To And Protects Roof Structure
Contours to roof structure and protects the membrane
Loose Lay
Loose lay, no fixing required
Features And Benefits Stable In Winds Up To 55Mph 89Kmh 59
Stable in winds up to 60mph (96km/hr)
Comes In Rolls
Supplied in 10m rolls
Easy Installation
Quick to install

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