Advantages of a Non Slip Mat
Slip and fall Injuries.
Slip and fall injuries account for huge losses in many workplaces globally. The UK alone losses over $800 million to injuries that occur on slippery floors; according to a report by Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This notwithstanding, employers also face threats from expensive lawsuits launched by injured employees.
While risk of damage is unpredictable, measures can be put in place to negate the possibility of the perils. Non slip mats and rubber matting are a simple yet effective way of reducing workplace and office injuries significantly. Other than the injuries, the mats are also a better way to keep your office tidy and dry especially in wet conditions.
Rubber Matting for Entrances and Walk Ways
“Slippery Floor” is a common sing in many modern buildings nowadays. It is easy to walk on these floors when they are dry. However, moist and wet conditions (especially in winter) create quite a menace for visitors and workers in the office.
To reduce moisture dragged in by visitors and guests when they walk in and out of the office you can install non slip rubber mats at the front door. There various available mats to suitable whatever needs you have. Similarly most mats have interlocking edges and can fit in precisely to avoid any gaps- especially on paths that receive lots of foot traffic.
Rubber matting with bevelled edges
There are specific anti slip mats for each need you have. For instance mats for use in food processing firms may not serve well as entrance mats or for walk ways. Such mats are heavier, rougher, very poor electricity conductors and specifically made to absorb more moisture. Such may not look attractive to clients and thus cannot be used in the front office.
A good mat should have a well textured surface so that it holds a tight grip on the shoe to avoid slips and falls. A good mat should also cover the floor entirely so that no room is left for error. However, front office non slip mats should be mildly colored with decorations to please clients and visitors
The benefits that accrue when a firm incorporates non slip mats and rubber matting are incomprehensible. Besides saving the government millions of dollars, rubber mats withhold the safety of employees and raise their morale in the workplace. There’s no better way to protect employees and visitors from injuries than just using non slip mats. For more information check out wikipedia’s Rubber mat section.