Client: Thomas Graham
Location: Carlisle (Head Office) and regional branches in Cumbria and Lancashire
Product: Orthomat® Premium anti-fatigue matting
About Thomas Graham
Thomas Graham started originally as an ironmonger’s shop and steel warehouse in Carlisle in 1892, when it was founded by its namesake. Fast forward over a century, and the company today is a thriving industrial supplies business covering Cumbria and Lancashire, employing over 200 people, with its head office in Kingmoor Park, Carlisle and further branches located in Egremont, Kendal and Morecambe.
The company provides services to both trade and end-user customers, supplying industrial products, steel, workwear & PPE, welding and hygiene products, including floor mats.
Thomas Graham are a member of Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland, supplying a range of entrance mats from COBA Europe. It is through this connection with COBA that they started to look at mats for their own facilities, which included those in the Orthomat® anti-fatigue range.
Each of the Thomas Graham branches have manned trade counters and customer service areas, where employees stand for prolonged periods of time. Employees also work in other areas such as goods-in, picking and despatch which require them to be on their feet.
Anti-fatigue mats had not been used in the past which meant that counter staff, as in many similar companies, had to stand on a hard floor surface. Sitting was not a practical alternative, so a solution was required to make standing more comfortable for employees in these areas. The health and wellbeing of the staff is something which is very important to Thomas Graham and discovering the floor mats from COBA was a brilliant solution.
Orthomat® Premium anti-fatigue matting was recommended by COBA and has been used for several months now with staff noticing tangible benefits to comfort. As the name suggests, it is a premium anti-fatigue mat with a cushioned dual layer composition, that provides optimum comfort and fatigue-relief to those whose occupations involve regular standing. Orthomat® Premium is also extremely durable making it suitable for heavy duty industrial environments, especially where regular turning is required.
Employees have mentioned how much better the matting makes the working day, and it is really helping to combat fatigueHannah Pattinson, Internal Hygiene Account Manager – Thomas Graham.