If floors, walkways or ramps have the potential to become slippery – either as a result of liquids (such as water) on the surface or simply due to the composition of the surface – anti slip mats are a must. You’ll be able to walk freely across the area without fear of slipping or falling. Here is our ultimate guide for these mats; we hope it allows you to choose the best match for your needs.
Firstly, what are the benefits of using these mats?
These mats will actually offer a number of benefits, including: reduced likelihood of injury (as people will be less likely to slip over), added anti fatigue properties, avoids costly lawsuits (in the event that a visitor were to slip over and injure themselves), they’re easy to clean, they can enhance the appearance of the area, and they’re suited to medium or even heavy duty locations.
Secondly, what sorts of mats are available?
There are actually a number of mats currently on the market that are defined as being “anti slip”. We have outlined just some of these in the list below to give you an idea of what is out there:
• Cross Grip – This matting is laid out in a cross pattern (with strips laid horizontally and vertically). The strips themselves offer superior grip, whilst the cross enables liquids to drain away.
• Eco Friendly – If you want to do your bit for the environment, it’s possible to invest in eco friendly matting that is manufactured from 100% recycled materials (most notably tyres).
• Hospitality – When it comes to hospitality, anti fatigue properties are just as important as anti slip ones. These mats are designed to provide a stable surface that cushions the feet for long periods of standing.
• Interlocking – There are also interlocking varieties available that let you determine how large or small the protected area is. They are especially useful in wet areas where added protection is required.
• Ribbed Scraper – The ribbed design is old hat when it comes to preventing slips. The added bonus of the design is that it can be used for people to scrap wetness and mud off their shoes.
• Vynalite – This sort of matting is designed with overly wet areas in mind (such as swimming pools, spas and saunas). The material absorbs and drains liquids to ensure a safe walking surface.
When it comes to protecting employees and visitors in your workplace, we hope that you will give anti slip mats a go. Not only will they offer you all of the benefits outlined above, they will ensure that you comply with Australia’s strict Occupational Health & Safety laws. Take the time to carefully consider your options to ensure you’ve made the best choice.