Many business owners would agree that non-slip mats are some of the most important safety features in any workplace. This importance goes up if you are responsible for maintaining public spaces.
Slips, falls and trips are a leading cause of workplace injuries, and non-slip mats are the simplest way to prevent these accidents. All you have to do is put the mat down, everything else is handled.
So here is everything you need to know about non-slip mats and where to get them.
How Does Non-Slip Matting Work?
In the simplest of terms, friction is the force that slows a moving object when it meets another object. Some materials useful for floorings such as marble and tile, create very little friction, which means slips are more common.
Other flooring materials such as concrete and rubber create higher friction, so they make it harder for slips to happen. By slowing down the speed that two materials move along each other, high friction materials can reduce accidents massively.
So if you want friction, and don’t want the look of concrete, but still want safety, that’s where non-slip mats come in. Rubber’s high friction means that it makes traction happen on any hard floor.
A high friction mat allows you to use slippery surfaces as flooring while preventing slips in common areas, standing areas and anywhere spills can occur.
Are Non-Slip Mats All The Same?
The short answer is no, there are different mats for different purposes. A thick non-slip mat is not likely to be useful for entryways, as it’s likely to result in tripping by patrons entering your place of work. To solve this issue, mats are available with a lesser profile, meaning you get the same benefits but without troubling those walking in or out.
Then there are the different makes and sizes of anti-slip mats. You can get foam, rubber and many variations on these. What’s important is being aware of which non-slip mat you need, where it will go, its size and shape as well as its use. Will it be at the door? Will it be under workers’ feet? Will it get wet? Once you have all these factors in mind, you can start shopping.
Non- Slip Mats are Multitaskers
Non-slip mats do much more than just reduce accidents. A non-slip mat can make sure your workers’ feet, legs and backs are protected, allowing them to stand for long periods, and be more productive. They are also anti-fatigue, allowing your workers to feel less tired overall. The mats are also hazard-proof and if you work in an industry where spills happen, such as bartending or manufacturing, you can prevent slips and protect floors.
There are also many different types of anti-slip mats, from those you put in the bathroom, to those you use at work, or in the office. With their easy maintenance value, they are a great investment for your businesses.
Reglin Rubber are the Non-Slip Experts
When it comes time to actually purchase a non-slip mat, you can’t go wrong with Reglin Rubber. An Australian family-owned business, Reglin has been supplying high-quality rubber to businesses all over Australia for well over a decade, positioning themselves as leaders in safety with their multipurpose non-slip matting roll.