A Complete Guide to Choosing the Best Safety Mats
10 September 2019, posted by Admin
If you are on the hunt for industrial mats, you’ve come to the right place! The team at Bardwell Matting has been providing these products for more than 20 years, so you can rest assured that we have the skills and expertise to supply you with exactly what you require. Our safety mats can be used for many applications within the industrial sector; so, knowing exactly where you will be using the matting will allow you to choose the right option for your needs.
Spending the day standing at a workbench can wreak havoc on our bodies, from fatigue to serious health issues. Placing an anti-fatigue mat on the floor can help to increase worker productivity, promote good posture, prevent joint stiffness, reduce the occurrence of headaches, reduce unnecessary energy use, reduce lower back pain, and more!
- Sorting & Packing
Workers who are involved in the sorting and packing area of an industrial workplace are also often required to be on their feet for a large part of the day. This sort of work already puts quite a heavy burden on the body, so lessening this wear possible is a must. The cushioned rubber surface of anti-fatigue safety matsreduces the pressure placed on the feet.
The practice of welding poses its own set of risks and hazards, from floor damage to sparks causing fires. With industrial mats that have been specifically designed for such functions, you can prevent these risks from getting out of control. They are resistant to welding sparks, grease, oil and chemicals as well as relieving strain on the legs.
- Assembly Lines
Although many assembly lines now allow workers to sit down as they work, some still utilise the more traditional setup that sees workers standing up. The use of appropriate safety matting will not only increase productivity, it will help to prevent many of the health issues associated withstanding for prolonged periods – which we’ve mentioned above.
- Spray Booths
One of the main hazards posed by a spray booth is the risk of slipping in the liquid that is being used. Slipping can lead to serious injury in the wrong circumstances, so it’s important that this hazard is avoided at all costs. Non-slip industrial mats are perfect for such situations, as they absorb liquid or allow it to flow through.
Let’s face it – the machinery used in the industrial sector is known for being messy. From oil and grease to a wealth of fuels and chemicals, there are all sorts of liquids that could be leaking from the machines. Safety mats that are resistant to these substances, as well as provide a non-slip surface, are a must for ensuring the safety of workers in these areas.
There are so many reasons to choose Bardwell Matting as your industrial safety mats supplier – we are committed to providing our customers with the very best products on the market (plus friendly and responsive after sales service), we offer onsite inspections and installation to ensure that the mat is perfectly suited to your needs, we offer a fast and efficient delivery service, and we also specialise in custom made products. Contact us today on 03 9499 5991for more information.