Slips, they can happen virtually anywhere. We evaluate 2 key workplace situations affected by slip hazards and suggest a proven safety matting solution for each environment.
1. Leisure Centre, Swimming Pools
Slip Hazards: Water
The Solution: Leisuremat
Swimming pools are hotspots for slips, trips and fall. They account for many slip-related accidents. They can be especially hazardous where water collects at the edge of the pool, in changing areas and showers. But the risks can be reduced by using anti-slip matting, such as Leisuremat, one of our most popular PVC safety matting options for swimming pools and the leisure industry in general.
The open holes that form part of the Leisuremat design are not just there to look good. They serve a purpose by draining surplus water from the mat’s surface and providing slip-resistance underfoot. This hygienic floor mat has been designed specifically for use around swimming pools, changing rooms and other leisure areas. Manufactured from flexible vinyl, it’s ideal for helping to prevent slipping in barefoot, wet environments.
2. Engineering Facilities
Slip Hazards: Oil Spillage
The Solution: Worksafe Oil Resistant Matting (blue version)
Slips and falls cost engineering facilities (and industrial businesses in general) dearly. They cause personal suffering and through absenteeism, can have a serious impact on productivity. Selecting the right matting for your environment not only minimises health and safety risks, but can also reduce worker fatigue for employees who spend long periods of time standing on hard concrete floors.
Worksafe (in greaseproof blue) is an ideal multi-tasking solution with anti-fatigue and anti-slip benefits. It features open holes that allow any spillage to drain through the mat, reducing the risk of slipping as well as fatigue from prolonged standing. This is a real workhorse of a safety mat, as it is very resilient to grease and aggressive oils. It’s the perfect anti-slip mat for engineering facilities. The anti-slip underside of the mat also helps to minimise movement, holding the mat in position on the floor surface.